Hello, I’m Nara Rosetto, a brazilian artist who is currently doing a master’s degree in Intermedia Arts at the Fine Arts Faculty of the Oporto University.
I work based on living with chronic illnesses without cure and use the topics of vulnerability, invisibility, pain and the feminine body as recurrent subjects in my art production.
You can find out more about me and my work in the instagram profile - Login • Instagram
I want to present a project that I am developing and need support to be accomplished.
“Traces” aims to be an archive of scars of feminine body, both visual and spoken with the purpose to acknowledge our imperfections and valorizing them as part of our histories.
Why scars? They are manifestations on the surface of the skin that recall times, situations, illnesses, even childhood mischief. Marks of impermanence and change in our lives.
“I slide my finger across the scar to listen to it slowly. It is in the scar that the skin is the wisest.” (excerpt from egon schiele’s armpit, andré tecedeiro).
Based on the technique of kintsugi (or kintsukuroi), that repair ceramics with resin mixed with gold dust, the pieces will be made of porcelain, for its hardness and fragility, like our body, that even though it looks solid and strong, is susceptible to cracks and consequent scars.
I will initiate the series of traces by collecting molds and the stories behind the scars from people who identify themselves as women, from an open call to residents in OPorto and region.
The pieces, once ready, besides being physically exhibited (in a place yet to be defined), will be photographed and transformed into a digital archive together with their stories recorded in the women’s own voices. These files will integrate a website/online archive and a result will also be thought of as an NFT.
Project Realization - April to July/2022
Materials (body casting silicone, plastered gauze, release agent,plaster, liquid porcelain, gold dust, varnish) - $510 ($170 x 3 months)
Photography, sound and image edition - $340
Website - $150
Total $1000 (that can be divide in 3 parcels)
My wallet here is nararosetto.near
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