Manifesta purposely strives to keep its distance from what are often seen as the dominant centres of artistic production, instead seeking fresh and fertile terrain for the mapping of a new cultural topography.

Nora Turato, HR

Performance, mixed media installation at Oratori di San Lorenzo

The project retraced the subtle legacy of women in Sicily - the “doñas de fuera”, literally ‘” women from the outside” - that came to be considered as outcasts by the Spanish Inquisition because of their powers and unconventional behaviours. In this performativeinstallationCroatian artist Nora Turato established a space ‘from outside’haunted by the mumblings and mutterings of unspoken narratives, popular myths, platitudes, and expressions of resistance.