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is a musical institution for the unrepresented, using music as protection against the fantasies of the dominating group.
Initiated by artists Melanie Bonajo and Joseph Marzolla the duo released their first album ‘INUA’, which was recorded during the winter, in an isolated village of East Greenland. Their music and performances are inspired by places unpierced by human thoughts, speaking landscapes, isolation, songs of ghosts and animal spirits, colonialism, erosion of the ethno-spheres, extinct feelings, fear of silence, intimacy to nature and death, absence of history, tri-genderism, loss of navigation, unrevealed yet perceivable parallel universes, like the spirit of INUA. Two of their videos were selected for the Netherlands Film Festival and Melanie Bonajo’s artwork ‘Pee on Presidents’ was part of the documentary festival IDFA.

INUA is a spirit or soul that exists in all; people, animals, things (or matter), elements, lakes, mountains and plants.

Recording in East-Greenland::>

"The music originated by being in isolation of anything known. The Arctic is not an exhibition of knowing. The unraveling gradations of white in a silent landscape are monumental and impenetrable to human reason. It is a dehumanized dream where nothing has captured a place in history. Here you never stumble on something unmistakably real. Principles are fantasies from another world. The farthest point of navigation comes from the inner land. There where the spirit world is just as much part of perception as the material realm. This cosmos is ruled by no one."

The album INUA was released on tsunami-addiction in april 2013
Listen the album here:



The songs include contributions by Gyda Valtysdottir, Helgi Valur Ásgeirsson, Unnur Andrea Einarsdottir, Kim Hiorthøy, David Josephson, Emre Hüner, Jonatah Manno & Tommie Bonajo.

Producing, Mixing, Mastering, Voice Recording & Additional Composition by Tommie Bonajo @ TOMSTERPROJECT.com







* ZAZAZOZO interview on ARTE tv - Tracks








The End of Color
3 HD channel video-installation / "10.66" / 2012
sound: Joseph Marzolla / text: Melanie Bonajo

During their stay Melanie Bonajo & Joseph Marzolla made a video which reflects on the idea that future orientated ideas are born once again by inquiring from the Earth. It contemplates on our contemporary global situation by reflecting on the past and looks for another route. The video focuses on the self-sustainability of a community in East-Greenland, their closeness with death, the domestic sphere and their rapidly changing environment. East-Greenland is one of the rare places on this planet who are still on the bridge of time. Here traditional wisdom,life-style and craft are still practiced. The place is still connected to its past, but at the same time is presented with rapid modernization processes.These places have become rare and hard to find on the planet. Mostly, because they are difficult to reach and are not of any economic interest for Western culture. Through these images social structures and belief systems are explored that appeal to human emotions in relation to their local landscape.





PERFORMANCES (selection):

  • DELI PROJECTS BASEL // june 2015
  • Liste Art Fair Performance Project Programme // Art Basel swizerland, June 2015
  • NIGHT SOIL //New York City, 29/09/2014 / @Baby's All RIght / NY, Brooklyn
  • PARADISO // Amsterdam 23/01/2014
  • Collège des Bernardins // Paris, may 2014
  • INTO THE GREAT WIDE OPEN // 2013
  • Berlin // Club Transmediale Vorspiele // O Tannenbaum // 2013
  • CLUB PARIS PARIS // Paris 2012
  • Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature // Paris 2012
  • Miami Artfair /// 2012
  • Paradiso // Amsterdam /// 2010
  • SMBA / Amsterdam / 2009







Z▲Z▲Z◎Z◎ curated a video essay in which they invite artists to visually contribute to the thoughts and spirit of the music.

The themes of the video run parallel to the inspirations of the album. The video essay tries to open perceptions that transcend one fixed model of reality and respects the rich and complex topography of the spirit of many cultures. The visuals embrace the creative and destructive potential of all and put to trial the separation between nature and culture. Plants, animals and humans have the same fundamental cosmic origins and are responsive to the same principles, obligated by the same duties and responsible for the collective well being of all.

The essay places perspective on the language of human emotions as the gateway to understanding our connections between all life and the world we live in. It also presents a community of artists who work with likeminded themes and reveals the connection between them.

The visual essay includes works by Ozlem Altin, Jonatah Manno, Chooc Ly Tan, Amanda Riffo, Kinga Kielczynska, Brian Mckenna, José Santos, Giorgio Poloni, Jordana Maurer, Ragnheidur Gestsdottir, Melanie Bonajo and Joseph Marzolla


More videos will follow.




PRIVATE LIFE OF ANIMALS
Video: ZaZaZoZo (Melanie Bonajo,Joseph Marzolla) and Karolina Daria Flora
Music: ZaZaZoZo
Album: Inua @tsumani-addiction.com
Basline and music production by Tommie Bonajo @ tomsterproject.com
Costumes: Karolina Daria Pawlik
Camera: ZaZaZoZo and Robin Leevel
Edit: ZaZaZoZo and Robin Leevel
With: Unnur Andrea Einarsdottir, Agata Pawlik, Kamilla Pawlik, Robin Leevel and Michal
Special thanks to: Family Pawlik, Hulda Ros Gudnadottir and www.terraspei.org





THE HEART OF NO
Video: ZaZaZoZo (Melanie Bonajo, Joseph Marzolla)
Music: ZaZaZoZo
Album: Inua @tsunami-addiction.com
Music production: Tommie Bonajo @tomsterproject.com
Additional camera and edit: Robin Leevel
2012




Woke Up As A Wolf - ZaZaZoZo
Video: ZaZaZoZo (Melanie Bonajo, Joseph Marzolla)
Music: ZaZaZoZo






BLACK WATER
Directed by J.Santos
Camera: J.Santos, Melanie Bonajo, Joseph Marzolla
God- Voin de Voin, Stephanie Ballantine
Servant 1- Sandy Cervantes, Melanie Bonajo
Servant 2- Crystal Cervantes, Joseph Marzolla
Human Child- Anthony Chavez
Special Thanks to Lee Lynch, Thorbjorg Jonsdottir and Michael Greenwald
2012





PLATO
Video by Joseph Marzolla





PEE ON PRESIDENTS from Melanie Bonajo on Vimeo.
All pictures by Melanie Bonajo-1998-2013
Video by Melanie Bonajo
Music: www.zazazozo.com (Melanie Bonajo & Joseph Marzolla)
Album: Inua
Label: www.tsunami-addiction.com
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered: www.tomsterproject.com
Thanks to freedom and all the ∆Ladies♡, ∆Bitches♡ and ∆ Witches out there♡♡♡♡ ϟΔϟΔϟ◎ϟ◎
Special thanks to: Robin Leevel & Kinga Kielczynska





THE SEA AND THE EARTH SWOPPED PLACES
video by Brian D. McKenna





MUD ON THE SUN
Video by Chooc Ly Tan




FROZE TO DEATH MOUNTAIN
Directed by Kinga Kielczynska
Camera by Robin Leevel
Produced by BabyDarwin
2012





WHEN THE SOUTH SMILES
Video: Giorgio Poloni
Music: ZaZaZoZo
Album: Inua @tsunami-addiction.com
Music production by Tommie Bonajo @ tomsterproject.com





WINTERCRIME
Video: Jordana Maurer
Music: ZaZaZoZo
Album: Inua @tsunami-addiction.com
Music production by Tommie Bonajo @ tomsterproject.com





NUMBERS MAKE ME CRY
Video: Amanda RIffo
Music: ZaZaZoZo
Album: Inua @tsunami-addiction.com
Music production by Tommie Bonajo @ tomsterproject.com




HOME VOODO
Video by Jonatah Manno






performances selections:

THE EYE - Amsterdam










NIGHT SOIL NYC

"A Musical Celebration of our Sexual Psychedelic Energy Uniting the Feminine and Masculine Power"
An event organised by Melanie Bonajo & Bunny Michael
29/09/2014 / Baby's All RIght / Brooklyn
Participating performers: ZaZaZoZo, Bunny Michael, Gage of the Boone, Sigrid Lauren (fluct), Yes Alexander, Athena, Bianca Casady & Goddess Murder and more.
Check out the review on Altcitizen
http://altcitizen.com/icymi-night-soil-babys-all-right-928/

All pictures by Walter Wlodarczyk







PARADISO 23/01/2014
pictures by Jakub Cabalka
Video by Jitka Halířová






Collège des Bernardins Paris_2014
PERFORMANCE ^HOODOO THAT VOODOO^
Pictures by Jakub Cabalka
Video by Jitka Halířová






INTO THE GREAT WIDE OPEN 2013


www.intothegreatwideopen.nl






DREAM STATION SPACE
Performed by ZaZaZoZo
Pictures by Karolina Daria Flora
karolinadariaflora.tumblr.com
Architectural Sculpture: Dream Station Space by Melanie Bonajo and Sibling
Music by ZaZaZoZo and Tommie Bonajo
at Intothegreatwideopen.nl

Dream Station Space from Melanie Bonajo on Vimeo.





CLUB PARIS PARIS // Paris







Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature // Paris




Berlin // Club Transmediale Vorspiele // O Tannenbaum // 2013




Miami Basel Artfair /// 2012





Opera for Glossolalia
Demons, Devils, Angels, Monsters and Other Intermediate Beings
SMBA / Amsterdam / 2009






Paradiso // Amsterdam /// 2010



 

Others ! 
PPOW gallery NYC, SMBA amsterdam, invisible dog NYC etc.