Neyde Lantyer

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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


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.

_Josephine Hart

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.