The project is called MUSOGYNIE, as in museum of misogyny. As the name suggests it is a collection of objects, books, prints, songs, stories and others that aims at drawing an history of misogyny through its traditional aesthetics and artefacts. It begs the question of what we should do with the images, tropes and archetypes that a systemic violence produces. There are both a physical collection that can be consulted and a range of art projects that give shape to my research through performances, songs, installations, writings, etc. MUSOGYNIE doesn't have a fixed place nor a fixed format, it is experimental and multi-faceted.
I am a french-morrocan lesbian, and I am working alone for now but I've had collaborators on the way. I would like someday to form a team to expend the project and give it a greater reach and ambition. Feel free to contact me if you ever think you could help me grow the museum in any way.
I started MUSOGYNIE in my art school, during my last year in 2018-2019. It was a reaction/answer to an assessment I couldn't help but make about my own work: I was playing with materials, stories and archetypes that were very much rooted in misogyny and its traditions. I would use folk songs, mythical figures and tales of sexual violences, and I wondered how I could try to resolve this: in a changing, evolving world, where should we discard the products of (hopefully) obsolete and oppressive systems and mentalities ? Can we reclaim it, hijack it, twist it, drag it ? My answer is yes, and there was born MUSOGYNIE.
Once after a conference-performance I gave about the different languages of rape and the rape & revenge cinematographic trope, someone came to me, hugged and thanked me. An other memory would be on the beach in Nice where is used to live, I found the head of a porcelain doll that had been polished by the sea lying among the pebbles. It was a rare discovery and very fitting to my research. It became the mascott of MUSOGYNIE, you can see it as the miniature on my instagram.
The MIM. I love this museum, I can stay there for hours. I also like the library La Foudre in Naast Monique.
The collection is in my workshop in B.R.A.V.E., which is an art collective located in Schaerbeek. I regurlarly give mediations about MUSOGYNIE, so stay tuned on @brave.1030 ! You can also contact me directly if you'd be interested in consulting the collection, I can be found on instagram or my website: