order instruction   #1  (2017/2018)

  shadow attacked with charred carbine blows

action traces

order instruction   #two  (2018)

  shadow attacked with blows from charred batons

action traces

 

The series title is a reference to military discipline exercises performed during United Order activities. The actions, however, present a modus operandi reminiscent of authoritarian regimes - Estado Novo, Military Dictatorship - and still present in the violent action of the  Brazilian civil and military police. Clubbing, rifle butt blows, blows with rifle barrels, rifles and rifles, along with other types of aggression, are part of the culture of torture practiced since the colonial period. In this series, these weapons are charred and used to strike blows against my shadow,  leaving  brands.

Order Instruction #1  (2017/2018)

shadow beaten with charred rifle

traces of action

Order Instruction #2  (2017/2018)

shadow beaten with charred lipsticks

traces of action

 

The title of the work is a reference to the exercises of military discipline carried out during the activities of United Order. The action, however, presents a modus operandi remnant of the authoritarian regimes - New State, Military Dictatorship - and still present in the violent action of the Brazilian civil and military police. Buttstrokes, blows with rifles  and shotgun, along with other types of aggressions, is part of the culture of torture practiced since the colonial period. In this action, I use shotgun butt and pipe to utter the blows.