CHORUS 1.8 - de composição de um grito
26.05 – 17.06.2023
CHORUS 1.8 is a sound and visual installation by Neusa Trovoada that is based around the speculum oris, an object used during the Atlantic crossing to force abducted Africans to eat when suicide represented the most radical – and indeed only – form of resistance available to them.
'CHORUS 1.8 — de composição de um grito' observes the mouth, whose channels of communicability contain dark remnants of violent historical events. Indigo blue “is the liquid atmosphere of death and liberation that only the whirlwind of sounds and the endless shaking of bodies allows us to foresee. The urgent need to rise and walk. To get back into the air.” (Branca Clara das Neves)
Photography of the exhibition:
CHORUS 1.8 - Coro dos assombrados
The chorus of the haunted lives in the mouth. It moves from mouth to mouth, before entering my own. I swallow shredded skin and bones of bodies that come from over there, from the other side, jumbled up with shoes and laments, to find me. The ravenous mouth must eject these brackish choirs. And after bleeding the salt from the wounds, the mouth, hardened, sleeps amid the twinkling silence of the night. (Zia Soares)
Djaimilia Pereira de Almeida