mnemonic instrument  (2018)

wooden club and leather whip

variable dimensions

 

The "instrument" is composed  by two symbolic objects of torture, the whip and the truncheon, which have in common the grip as an extension of the gesture of abuse of power and which over time has left mnemonic traces of violence on vulnerable bodies. A legacy still cultivated in Brazil today as a State policy  in violent repression, abusive approaches, or as a police practice to punish and obtain confessions.

Mnemotechnical instrument (2018)
leather lipstick and leather whip
variable dimensions

The instrument is composed of two symbolic objects of torture, whipping and baton, which have in common the grip as an extension of the gesture of abuse of power that over time has left traces of mnemonic violence on the bodies. A phantasmagoric legacy cultivated the State policy in Brazil in violent repression, abusive approaches, or as a practice of punishment and police confession