The concept of the performance was developed together with Pêdra Costa. The performance challenges the space of the library as a space of male dominated knowledge, and opens the discussion about the presence of women in the academic and artistic space.
The aim is to use the space, intervene in it, in such a way as to bring the women back, her knowledge, her body. I choose to work with the space of the library of the academy in order to challenge its rules and accepted structures of knowledge and reclaim the ‘stolen’ knowledge from women and colonial and patriarchal history. The enacment is dedicated to bring to surface the overwritten histories, the repressed memories, to shed a light on the oppressive mechanisms still in place.
The intervention in the form of an installation consists of Texts, Sculptures, Fabric and Sound.
Photos performance and exhibition ©Joanna Pianka
Scans sculptures ©Alexandra Tatar