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Leonora de Barros

I don’t want to see nothing

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Artist
Leonora de Barros
Title
I don’t want to see nothing
Year
2005
Duration
16 min
Format & Technical

Three channel installation, SD video, Colour, Sound

LOOP Edition
Ed. 2005
Presented in LOOP by
Laura Marsiaj
  • Texts and video-performances: Lenora de Barros
  • Photography and camera: Luciano Mariussi
  • Edition: Lenora de Barros, Luciano Mariussi and Marco Ribeiro in There are women
  • Sound edition: Lenora de Barros
  • Translation: Noemi Jaffe
  • Cap design: Lenora de Barros and Carolina Lusser

The series “I don’t want to see nothing” (Não quero nem ver), initiated in 2004, was first exhibited in June 2005 at Paço das Artes, São Paulo-SP. At first, the work featured five photo-performances plus the video There Are Women (Há Mulheres). Later that year, it was exhibited at the 5ª Mercosul Biennial in Porto Alegre alongside three other videos in a large installation.

In this series, Lenora de Barros acts as the character, which is a recurring feature in her work. The images from the performances carry, metaphorically, a combative attitude, of affront, and at the same time, the option of recollection to female subjectivity. Another tension proposed in this work lies in the fact that the images were suggesting a feminine activity, which is knitting, with its lines and needles. However, the result refers to other meanings that transcend the pullovers or caps that our aunts knit one day.

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Poems vocalized in the videos

1. Tato do olho 1’00
The touch of the eye 1’00

A mão
Que tapa
O tato
Do olho
Não vê
Que olho
Não vive
Sem toque

The hand
That covers
The touch
Of the eye
Cannot see
The eye
Doesn’t live
With no touch

2. Ela não quer ver 4’04
She doesn’t want to see

Eu não quero ver
Ela não quer ver

I don’t want to see
She doesn’t want to see

3. Já vi tudo 9’50
I’ve seen it all

4. Há mulheres 59’
There are women

a mulher
o corpo
o corpo da mulher
o corpo de idéias da mulher
o corpo de imagens da mulher

há mulheres.
há mulheres que pensam o corpo
há mulheres que pensam o próprio corpo
há mulheres que pensam com o corpo
há mulheres que pensam através do corpo
há mulheres que pensam para o corpo
há mulheres que pensam a partir da idéia de corpo
há mulheres que pensam a partir do corpo da idéia
há mulheres que pensam a partir da imagem de corpo
há mulheres que pensam a partir do corpo da imagem
há mulheres que pensam
a mulher.

There are women 59’

The woman
The body
The woman’s body
The woman’s body of ideas
The woman’s body of images

There are women
There are women who think the body
There are women who think their own body
There are women who think with the body
There are women who think through the body
There are women who think for the body
There are women who think from the idea of body
There are women who think from the body of the idea
There are women who think from the image of the body
There are women who think from the body of the image
There are women who think
The woman.

Stills