URU-KU:
the forgotten disciplines 
(2007)

Installation.

750 branches dipped in urucum powder, smell of urucum, projection of Ich Kann video.

 

 Uruku is the name of the exhibition and main installation shown as a result of an artistic residency in Viana, Espirito Santo, where the artist worked closely with  the quilombola community, young residents of a housing project and the town residents to understand, exchange and culturally engage with them through the arts. The Uruku installation consists of seven hundred and fifty tree branches found in the city by residents, and covered with Urucum powder, a typical indigenous spice that until today is used as a  traditional seasoning and paint extract in the region. This large natural sculpture carrying the smell of urucum became an homage to the indigenous traditions that are being erased from our culture.​


Exhibited at Galeria de Arte Casarão, Viana, Espírito Santo, Brazil. 

Photo credit: Tom Boechat

URU-KU was part of the artistic residence: "Mas que arte cabe numa cidade?"
(But, which art fits in a city?)
accomplished by the artist in Viana,
a city in the state of Espírito Santo, Brazil
The installation URU-KU: the forgotten disciplines is composed by Smell Flasks and
Book of Smells installations. 

Smell Flasks
(2011)

Installation. 
Perfume flasks, projection of
Field Diary video, cabinet file.


During her residence, for this exhibition, the artist disposed 300 empty perfume bottles to all city residents, inviting them to fill the flasks with a visual representation of
a smell memory.

Exhibited at Galeria de Arte Casarão, Viana, Espirito Santo, Brazil. 

Photo credit: Tom Boechat

Book of Smells 
(2011)

Installation.
18 inkjet photographs from
Book of  Smells series, book/ object
Book of Smells, herbs, file cabinet.

Book of Smells is a photographic registry of herbs that the women from the Quilombola community utilizes for generations to cook and make natural medications. Those herbs were presented to the artist during her residency. She placed in her diary, archiving the smells in its pages. She photographed each page in its process from fresh to dried herbs. Photos were printed in ink jet process, framed and the diary was kept inside an broken old file archive she found in the surroundings of the Gallery.

Exhibited at Galeria de Arte Casarão,Viana, Espírito Santo, Brazil.

Photo credit: Tom Boechat