history is not happiness's territory

This set consists of four photographs and two videos of ephemeral sculptures made with urucum, black mud of the mangrove and water, alluding to the miscegenation that started in Bahia by Portuguese colonization in 1500. Produced in the artist  residency of the Sacatar Foundation in Itaparica, in Feb/April, Bahia, 2013.


The island of Itaparica, in Tupi Itápirika, was originally inhabited by the Tupinambás who also inhabited the Brazilian coast. They were more than 100,000 in the XVI century.

 

Today the Tupinambá people (4,729 people), that live in the south of Bahia, have been waiting for 10 years to complete the demarcation procedure for the Tupinambá de Olivença Indigenous Land.

See more in: Revista Rapsódia, n.13 (2019) - Universidade de São Paulo (BRA) 20.12.2019

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