Yara Pina

cryptography  (2018)

intervention on poems by Bertolt Brecht with ashes of the names

and politicians and activists murdered in Brazil

 

Bertolt Brecht used the expression  Verwisch die Spuren  - erase the traces - in one of his poems as a means of resistance to refer to the individual in a situation of illegality and underground during the resurgence of fascism in Germany. Departing from the current and uncertain scenario of Brazilian democracy, the work Cryptographisms uses some of his writings as a background to deal with the oblivion of the deaths of murdered politicians and activists in Brazil. With my right thumb impregnated with ash  from the names of the victims I cover the sentences of Brecht's poems while I leave traces of my action.

 

Poems: Erase the Footprints - Poems from a manual for city dwellers; To chronos; Just believe; The night shelter; I hear you don't want to learn anything; When fascism grew stronger and stronger; For a long time I searched for the truth; When they made me leave the country; Our enemies say; Epitaph 1919; Song by the painter Hitler; Germany; The emigration of poets; In the second year of my escape; Why should my name be remembered?; In dark times; About violence; Praise of forgetting; Visit to banned poets; The invincible inscription; To those who hesitate; Advice to plastic artists about the fate of their works in the coming wars; Epitaph for Gorki; The regime's fears; The people are infallible; About the critical attitude; Summer of 1942; Singing of a German mother; In the morning of the new day; EP Choosing a tombstone

Cryptographics  (2018)

iInterventions on Bertolt Brecht's poems with the ashes of the names

of politicians and activists murdered in Brazil

Bertolt Brecht used the expression "Verwisch die Spuren" in one of his poems as a means of resistance to refer to the individual in a situation of illegality and clandestinity during the period of recrudescence of fascism in Germany. Starting from the current and uncertain scenario of Brazilian democracy, the work Cryptographisms uses some of his writings as a background to deal with the forgetfulness of the deaths of politicians and activists murdered in Brazil. With my right thumb impregnated with ashes of the names of the victims I cover the phrases of Brecht's poems at the same time as I leave traces of my action.