Yara Pina

Incorrupt bodies (2021)

machetes, candle drops, soot, feathers

variable dimensions

Corpos incorruptos, Incorrupt Bodies, is about the grieving processes that permeate the bodies of victims of prison massacres. Detainees who had their bodies dismembered, decapitated and charred by members of factions who, through their weapons, spectacularized, among the black smoke of fire flames, scenes of barbarism transmitted live by cell phones. The bodies of victims, when not identified by the State, are delivered to the families missing pieces - without organs, heads, limbs - or in an advanced stage of decomposition. Many of them did not have the right to wakes, being exhumed in an improvised way or even buried in common graves or as indigents.