Espólios |2017

Casa França-Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Curators: Marcelo Campos, João Paulo Quintella, Laura Conserdey and Pollyana Quintela



1. NOTHINGNESS, NO ONE, NOTHING AT ALL | 2015

Hoping to preclude any possibility of classification, I cut hundreds of paper file folders to shreds; the files in question contained documents pertaining to the lives of women who hoped to abandon prostitution.

  • old file folders
  • 220 x 65 x 80 cm
  • OTHER EXHIBITIONS: “Inventário do esquecimento,” Galeria Inox, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2. FORGET ME | 2015

In a dossier found in the trash––about the lives of women attempting to quit lives of prostitution––, the small group photograph and the violently erased face of one of the women portrayed stood out. I cut up and enlarged the image of that face which (because it is unidentifiable) represents all the people that society proposes to keep invisible through its indifference and prejudice.

  • enlargement on cotton paper, edition of 5 photographs + 2 AP
  • 65 x 65 cm
  • OTHER EXHIBITIONS: “Inventário do esquecimento,” Galeria Inox, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

3. LITTLE BY LITTLE, MAKING ITSELF, ERASING ITSELF AND REWRITING ITSELF | 2015

Covered in handmade graphite, this notebook marks the beginning of an investigation into that material and a collection about prostitution. Its blank pages led me to seek other supports whose content would allow for an approach to the fragility of memory––as tension between remembrance and oblivion.

  • hand-sewn Vergé paper notebook, its pages cut in the medieval style, old documents, handmade graphite
  • 15 x 31 x 2 cm
  • EXHIBITIONS: “Espólios,” Casa França-Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Photo: Thales Leite and Pat Kilgore