The installation presents the stories of 20 women from Rio de Janeiro, both as unique individuals and as part of a collective expression of resistance.
New dialogues are constructed from looks, silences, words that are exhaustedly repeated: 'fear', 'man', 'mother', 'father', 'daughter', 'hunger', 'beaten'. It brings focus to the repeated gestures: the look down and away, the hand that sweeps away hair or remains strangely fixed.
Produced by People's Palace Projects, and presented by Southbank Centre's WOW – Women of the World festival as part of a research collaboration with Queen Mary University of London, King's College London, Redes da Maré, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), the Latin American Women's Rights Service (LAWRS) and CASA Festival, with funding from the Economic and Social Research Council and the Newton Fund.
If you would like to meet one of the women who took part in this project, as well as the key members of its research and artistic teams, please come to the Exhibition Space Foyer, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall for a tour of the installation.
Tours take place:
Friday 9 March, 12.40pm
Saturday 10 March, 2.30pm
Sunday 11 March, 4.10pm