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Luiza Prado




About —

    Luiza Prado research that involves sexuality and trauma, mental problems and memorie. Its proposal is to reprocess and desensitize traumas and memories and their neural rescue through art linked to other disciplines, such as technology, physics, neuroscience and psychiatry.


— We The People 


        Reproductions in larger formats of biometric photographs, rehearsing the identification even in face of a democratic narrowing. The search for identity from its source in a space in bio-politic crisis and the consequence of colonization.
The 13 people portrayed; indigenous, african-americans, Latinos, represents the 13 stripes of the American flag, or the 13 colonies.
The “afterimage” effect in the work, suggests a reveal not only of the pictures in question, but a reflection. When the experiment is performed and the viewer looks at the image of the negative for 30 seconds, the eyes will search to continue the image on a blank space. Physiologically, the brain and the eyes seek equilibrium and so the image is revealed in its positive state.
The negative view that the works are arranged, is perhaps a view of the privileged who believes that “we are all equal” before laws, constitution and history, but we are not.
Over all construction pillars of a nation, non-white people have suffered historically and suffer consequences of a colonized society. Blood shed by these red stripes for something to be built, blood from us, “we the people”.