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The artist-researchers Gabriela Carvalho and Luciana Padilha are among affinities and affections in FBAUP's PhD projects in plastic arts. From the texts The Sauna of Lygia Fagundes Telles and Atlas: Bringing the entertaining world of suffrages, by Didi Huberman, the desire to transcribe reading is born in a production woven between the research and the lived experience of each.
The meeting of these three women, artists is presented through conviviality, walking, speaking, fear, anxieties and desires to be heard. With Gabriela, friend, close. With Lygia, a female reference in Brazilian literature, close by words. From this context emerges, a publication entitled EXPURGA.DOR letters to the sea that brings contents created by the artists Gabriela and Luciana, in a plot that mixes words and images of both voices, sewn to the food texts of this meeting.
As another form of purge, a walker appears, Video made by Luciana, animated by a sequence of drawings from photographs representing a continuity of these connections, activating other and new layers of meanings. It instigates the thinking and walking of many women. Finally, the work appears in a time of turbulence in which we are recreating a social life marked by uncertainty, becoming the writing of a cloudy future in letters thrown into the sea.
Luciana Padilha is a visual artist having started her research around 2000. she was a member of artistic collectives from Recife and Olinda, Pernambuco, Brazil, from 2004 to 2014 and currently develops her work as an independent visual artist. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Art Education, is a Specialist in Teaching Arts, a Master in Design and recently started her PhD in Fine Arts at FBAUP Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto-Portugal. She has works of different expressions such as drawing, painting, urban intervention, video, photography and digital manipulations. In her recent artistic research, she uses Transparency and overlays as a basis for creation, seeking poetics with the presence of light and shadow in various supports and techniques, in addition to researching the historical processes of photography.