Coronet Inside Out: Luiza Furtado
For Coronet Inside Out, artist Luiza Furtado has shared her video performance Casca.
“It’s an accumulation of cloth over paint and stitches. While hiding my natural skin, It reveals the density of being in the flesh. Its texture is soft: comfortable yet tastes like entrails. What should be a temporary home for the body has become a being in its own right.
This overall was a Cocoon. It protected me through a twenty-hour practice, diluted in four sessions. Sitting in a garden corner, I blindfold myself with embroidery to manifest greater attention at limbs I usually overlook.
The discipline of self-hearing is challenging when we bump into a tissue filled with emotional infections. One of the women who raised me used to superstitiously say that – sewing a piece of clothing while wearing it would attract death’s energy- she inspired me for this work. Because I aimed to ritualize this atmosphere for experiencing hidden pain, facing it, calling it mine and telling its mortification.
Through the work, I pursue a dialogue between patching as a practice of meditation, the art of intuitive dance, and the proximity to nature as a channel to spiritual strength”. – Luiza Furtado
(Running time: 32:05 mins)
Filmmaker: Raquel Abrantes
Editor: Luan Dias