Nara Rosetto

Artist Statement:

     My research starts from a point of self-reference, motivated by the diagnosis and experience of an autoimmune disease characterized by
chronic pain.
     Through daily documentation and cataloguing, I seek to create collections on the vulnerability of the human condition, and pieces that portray everyday situations revealing both its fragility and invisibility. My works, in general, are made on delicate mediums that materially reinforce the contrast of the great intensity and the imperceptibility of the subject.

Alt Text:  picture of a fair market, with different people wearing masks while the artist is walking wearing a white dress with a long tail made with latex
gloves

Paramentation Protocol, 2020

Performance

     A white dress already within my family, worn by my cousin at her sweet sixteen celebrations almost 30 years ago, covered with more than 200 latex gloves in the same tone as the fabric. In parallel with my own experience of numerous medical treatments due to a health condition, the gloves and mask can be both symbols of
protection for the pandemic period in which we're living and health treatments. The gloves can also represent the hands that harass, assault and silence a woman's body - symbolizing the growing number of women physically assaulted during social isolation.
     The tail, which formally conveys to us the image of a bride, is, in fact, a cascade of gloved hands that chase after/follow the walk at a 1.5m distance generate the physical social distancing requirement specified by the official Public Health bodies Thought of as “wearable”, the piece gains life and new meaning when activated during a performance in urban spaces that are normally quite
busy, e.g. street markets, pedestrian boardwalks, public squares, and in interaction with the public. The strength of the ritual’s aesthetics, the familiar and immediately respected/invaded crossing, the interest of the audience in the clothing the sweeping of the remains along the way all appeal to the observers.

Alt Text: A video of the performance of Nara walking through an urban marketplace with her white gown made of white latex gloves.  The market is filled with other masked people.  Some people stare at her, and some don't see her.

About Nara Rosetto

Nara Coló Rosetto, 33 years old, based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. I work on different fronts such as documentation, mapping and cartography willing to create collections on the vulnerability of the human condition, and pieces that portray everyday situations revealing both its fragility and invisibility.

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