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.
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
who are really only at easy
in the intense and busy loneliness
of the city.
the search is for the imprint of
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,
ever feeling the agony
as the twisted iron in our soul
and we slip at last