"Growing up in the countryside in Brazil, I got a hold of a camera for the first time at the age of nine, after winning a contest at my primary school. I took photos of everything and everyone. Unfortunately many of the rolls of film I went through were never developed. I still think of those never-seen photographs. I am now a Melbourne-based photographic artist and have been living in Australia for the past 13 years. My past projects have been autobiographical and have explored peculiarities of my migrant experience, liminality and identity. I am also interested in the notions of intimacy and the spectrum of personal relationships." – Cecilia Sordi Campos
Tem Bigato Nessa Goiaba
To live, and to love is visceral.
This project has been made as a means to understand the parallels between my migration from Brazil to Australia and my separation from my partner of ten years. It focuses on exploring the layers that constitute my hybrid identity through the devouring of the self and my cultural influences. Drawing from Magical Realism and the Anthropophagic Manifesto, Tem Bigato Nessa Goiaba has been made without censorship and through it I share the disorders, choices and metamorphoses that have allowed me to live during this period of emotional transition. It aims to have provocation and stimuli that deconstruct notions and customary ways of thinking. It also points out divergent paths that do not mix or unify; they affirm differences and diversity, fluidity and flexibility.
Tem Bigato Nessa Goiaba is the result of a year long research project I have undertaken during my Bachelor of Arts in Photography at RMIT University. The purpose of this project is to attempt to understand the nonlinear period that precedes the coming out of an emotionally abusive relationship rather than provide an effective solution to overcoming emotional abuse and trauma. Thus, this personally transformative project and journey seek to contribute in the dialogue of confronting emotional abuse and volatile relationship dynamics.
Publisher: Cecilia Sordi Campos
Artist(s): Cecilia Sordi Campos
Contributor(s): Edited and Designed by Cecilia Sordi Campos; Printed by E-Plot Print Solutions
Publication Date: 2019
Binding: Section Bind
Dimensions: 210(w) x 297(h) mm
Price: 150 AUD
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