I am father and friend | 2004



Breaking a pledge to secrecy, I typed five copies of originally typewritten letters that my grandfather had sent my father in the late 1940s, and gave them to my sisters. A sound piece, in an incantatory rhythm, evokes the way my grandfather signed off his letters: ‘I am father and friend,’ which is also the title of this work.

  • typewritten sheets of carbon paper, needles, sound
  • variable dimensions
  • EXHIBITIONS: ‘Alcova,’ Galeria Laura Marsiaj, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil / ‘Trajetórias 4,’ Fundação Joaquim Nabuco, Recife, Brazil

Photo: Flávia Lamenha