THE TRUE SENTIMENTAL BITCH
A series of 6 posters for the video The True Sentimental Bitch (2016). Each poster as 87x197cm (the size of mattress). Series of 11 posters
The work has come to interrogate ideas around visibility by examining the state of things that remain hidden, or are kept invisible.
For example: when I make a film about a colonial ghost like Sebastian, The Ghost, 2015, or Seated on Brazil: Replicas of Lina Bo Bardi’s chairs, I replicate the furniture of Italian-Brazilian modernist designer and architect Bo Bardi who, In 2012, was still confined
to the group of historically neglected female artists.
Through these interests, I have been exploring the tensions between aesthetics, perception and politics rethinking historical and social episodes through video, sculpture and printed materials. These investigations often result in a series of works link together in an installation situation or in a specific context.
I am currently researching how sleep, inactivity, and boredom can represent forms of political resistance. The movie SleepWorkers, 2017, shows images of sleeping workers and artists in residence at the Jan Van Eyck Akademie, in Maastricht, where I lived last year. It can also be seen in the short The True Sentimental Bitch, 2016, a story of a girl in her room. She has nightmares, dreams and flashbacks from movie history, uncertainties and fears.
The set of three black acrylic sculptures replicate the worktop of my desk. These pieces operate as an index of dead time in the studio through graphics produced in moments of boredom evidenced and mirrored to the viewer. The impression of the artist’s own hands on the surface of the material resembles the screens of mobile phones and computers.
Thus, by means of an alternative look at History and the way I perceive the Today, I intend to push the viewer simultaneously in
an exercise between distance and proximity, attraction and reaction.
By deconstructing and disarticulating issues through language,
as well as challenging the exhibition space as a way of re-examining social relationships that can inspire possible and future actions.