“While living abroad I began to explore the existing perceptions about my country. In 2012, in collaboration with two artist-run spaces in Buenos Aires, Proyecto ‘ace and Plataforma La Darsena, I began a project that investigated the image of Brazil that is present in the Argentine collective memory.
In 2017 I took this project to Uruguay, seeking to explore if the images made in Montevideo would be similar or different to those made in Buenos Aires. I worked on it for one month during an artist residency at the Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo, collaborating with artists and people from a variety of different backgrounds. The combination of images produced in both cities created a kind of “photographic” archive of my country in the Latin American collective conscience.
Later in 2017 I moved back to Brazil after almost 10 years abroad. I decided to finalize this project by bringing it back to my country, and turning the question around. What do Brazilians think represents their country? How do we perceive ourselves? I worked during one month at the artist residency DESPINA, in Rio de Janeiro, and more than 60 people participated. The fact that Brazil is currently going through a complex political moment also made the project an opportunity for reflection.”
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“Cliché-verre” is a process that integrates photography and drawing. A drawing made on a transparent material is placed on top of the photographic paper when exposing it to light in the darkroom. Using this process, the project proposes to ask people to draw what they feel symbolizes Brazil. The drawings that are made on acetates are then used as negatives in the darkroom, and become photographs.
* All images are gelatin silver prints, 40 x 50 cm
** the images have been reinterpreted for volteface.online , projected on an exterior wall in johannesburg, south africa.