BODY, WEIGH, VOLUME
Books, perforations, strings, collage and painting
Composed by 5 books- objects ("Clarice”, "Florbela", "Frida", "Lou" and "Tracey") the series presents volumes written by (or about) women, perforated and sealed with mooring, painting and gluing.
The artwork appropriates and dissects the books from their original function turning them merely in body, weight and volume.
Although those books originally contained the creative thoughts and the lives of its authors, now they are devoid of their original content, which is embedded in the object but inaccessible.
Deliberately a violent act, the impediment to the content of the books is intended to recall the repressed and enclosed creative thinking, evoking the silencing of women over time and history.
The sealed book becomes a symbol that represents the silence of each particular universe.