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Silent Chorus

Eva Rocha's avatar Eva Rocha

Silent Chorus grew from an initial interaction with women victims of human trafficking, forced migration and from conversations about the relationship of the many issues affecting women - from unperceptive daily discrimination to femicide. While acknowledging organized marches globally, such as #NiUnaMenos in Latin America denouncing violence against women, to women’s actions speaking about issues affecting their genders, this installation searches to add to this ‘chorus’ of women everywhere, the silent victims — the voices lost. Silent Chorus uses as a reference, a tragic chorus in classic theater, where the collective stood for the personal and was used to discuss issues affecting individuals and state. This project investigates how the body stands for physical archives of traumatic experiences on the individual and collective level. 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