SOBRE(VIVER)

Sobre(viver) in Portuguese is a play on words on the meanings of survival. ‘Sobreviver’ (one word), means ‘to survive’, whereas ‘sobre viver’ (two words) means ‘about living’.
The deconstruction of the functionality of objects stands out in the installation ‘Clandestinas’, created in memory of women who have died because of lack of access to safe abortions. In ‘Ciclo de Sobrevivências’ a wedding veil is used to unravel the layers of violence in relationships.
The photographs gain more texture with red yarns and iron nails, making visible the cycle of cruelty and forcing us to look at the reality of violence against women. Across the world, 137 women are killed daily by a partner or family member. Sobre(viver) aims to amplify the conversation about this onslaught of violence, and create space for collective healing.”

The red thread binds our pain as women but also represents our ancestral strength, the stories of anonymous working class women.