FEMINA CRACK (Fenda Femina) 36 holy mouths open a slit in the ecclesiastical concrete. Gathered in a stop-motion sequence, they seem to whisper something, very discretely… Rio Vermelho Church, built in the nineteenth century in Salvador, where it all began*. The mouths, generally closed, or slightly open, are mouths of “exemplary” caste, silent, sacrificed women. What can these big lips tell you now, whispering inside out, outside in, after several centuries of colonized “desires”?
Independent action in Rio Vermelho Church, Salvador, 2012
*Salvador is known as the fist city founded by the Portuguese, in Brazil.