12th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art

Messy Glossary


Hydro mystic


Proposed by Jeanne-Ange Megouem Wagne (Glossary – Open Secret)


The wide depths of water harbor divine eternities. Sirens, Mermaids and Mami-Wata, almost and yet not quite the same eternity in half human-feminine dress. Mami-Wata, the dreaded Vodun Spirit of the Continent and its diaspora, for on her too adheres the human fear of the nurturing, watering force that is the female truth. A fear soaked in bitter yearning.