Silent Chorus

Eva Rocha's avatar Eva Rocha Vote Code: 68734

Silent Chorus is an installation about the many silent issues affecting women, from daily discrimination to femicide. The project grew from conversations with victims of human trafficking living in shelters in Virginia. It expanded to include domestic violence victims and women affected by gender discrimination daily. This project refers to contemporary organized marches globally, such as #NiUnaaMenos (No One Less) in Argentina denouncing violence against women, to women’s movements speaking about personal and collective issues affecting their genders, such as #MeToo. This installation searches to add to this ‘chorus’ of women everywhere, the silent victims: the lost voices. Silent Chorus models a chorus in classic theater to include the viewer as a spectator of a tragedy. It proposes healing through witness, empathy, and collective action. A sculptural negative process was used to refer to and maintain the human presence in the object, not creating a sculpture but a shell of absence.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Installation
  • Depth: 9ft
  • Medium: Sculpture
  • Width: 8ft
  • Year created: 2018
  • Height: 6ft