ESSAYS FOR DISAPPEARANCE

Photo-Rites

work in progress

(analogue photography using 15-year expired films,

digital photography, video, performance, text)

"[...] Through the process of ‘remembering to forget’, the funeral ceremony intends to destroy the marks of the departed,

to forget him, to erase him and, at the same time, to exhaustively create his personality, the singularity of his corporeality. […]”

Sílvia Guimarães, 2020, in O Drama Ritual da Morte para os Sanöma.

In January 2020 I made one of the hardest decisions of my life:

to vanish from the life of someone                                   I loved.

Ever since I have tried to erase                          our story in the morning

and looked forward to meeting him in              my dreams by the dusk.