The soil is a magical dust that protects memory and preserves buried traces and fragments. It is the place where we put our feet to raise our bodies and where the transformation of memories into wealth takes place. Layer after layer. Extracting the riches of the earth is nothing more than erasing its memories.
Interior da terra is like an exploration from the sky to the bowels of the forest. It is a journey that leads through the strata towards the interior of the soil. It demonstrates deep political issues in a historical and current story about the destruction of the Amazon rainforest and its original people.
Born in Rio de Janeiro, lives and works between Brazil and France. Recente exhibitions : Quadriennale de performance et de l'espace à Prague (2019), Espace Krajcberg (Paris 2021), Grandes-Serres (Pantin 2021).
Brazilian artist, Bianca Dacosta develops a practice that starts from the experience of everyday life to observe physical and natural phenomena, perceived by the senses of our bodies. By making this connection, she questions the perception of space, the body and nature. She bases an essential part of her work on the political, ecological and historical situation of her country. More broadly, the prospect of a collapse of civilization is reflected in her work by attempts to reconcile with nature.
Her practice borrows from multiple techniques, including sculpture and material assemblage, ceramics, installation, photography, video and performance. Maintaining a strong link with scenography and choreography, she often mobilizes her own body or others performers in her works, as ways of transmission of stories and intimacy, places of sensitive experience of the peril of space and nature.