TRANSFIGURATION

TRANSFIGURAÇÃO

Self Portrait – Digital Photograph on Lightbox [D x W x H mm – Weight: ]. The Warren, Folkestone, 2018.

Work made in collaboration with Manuel Vason (IT/UK).

Transfiguration is a self-portrait, in which, I completely cover my face with my own placenta, transforming it into a kind of ritualistic mask. Since the placenta is a temporary organ that has the function of sheltering the fetus during pregnancy, it represents an important link between the body and motherhood. Inspired by the rituals of several African and Indigenous peoples, this image incorporates in an action an ancestral gesture of female empowerment.

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