SHREDS of Reality
2008 - 2019
During the Espirito Mundo Residency, the artist immersed on her personal photographic archive, taken in Guinea-Bissau, to question perception and memory through a process of destruction and reconstruction with the intent to redefine and reinterpreting its own reality.
Guinea Bissau, one of the poorer countries in the world, is the cenário of this work, where the artist lived between 2008 and 2010, returning in 2011 and 2016. In this time, several assassination attempts occurred, the duble assassination of the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces and the President of the Republic; witnessed the hardness of the daily life, the children's struggle to go to school, the non existing health care, among others issues. However, the miss perception of world regarding its logic and social cultural fundamentals was in the artist understanding the starting point to develop this work.
Shreds of Reality 2008 - 2019. #01 to #20, Unique Photo Collage. Frame 30x40 cm | Inside 10x7
The project had the support of the portuguese cultural institute Camões - Instituto para a Coopração e Lingua, Brussels, 2019.