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“For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.” _Virginia Woolf

“The truth is, I often like women. I like their unconvetionality. I like their completeness. I like their anonimity.”  _Virginia Woolf
MY SEA

Photo-series
2005

Photo-series inspired by a poem from English poet Josephine Hart, with which the artist came in contact since her first years living abroad. The poem talks about being dispayed, referring to finding ones place to match their inner feelings, and eventually it serves and a reflection on diaspora, migration and exhile.

The project is an audio installation with the poem being read in English and Portuguese by a gruop of people.



   



DAMAGE

There is an internal landscape,
a geography of the soul;
we search for its outlines
all our lives.

Those who are lucky enough
to find it easy like water over a stone,
onto its fluid contours,
and are home.

Some find it
in the place of their birth;
others may leave a seaside town, parched,
and find themselves refreshed
in the desert.
There are those born in rolling
countryside
who are really only at easy
in the intense and busy loneliness
of the city.

For some,
the search is for the imprint of
another;
a child or a mother, a grandfather
or a brother,
a lover, a husband, a wife,
or a foe.

We may go through our lives
happy or unhappy,
successful or unfulfilled,
loved or unloved,
without ever standing cold with
the shock of recognition,
without
ever feeling the agony
as the twisted iron in our soul
unlocks itself
and we slip at last
into place.


_Josephine Hart





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