Xãtana Xãtara Potyguara_
Xãtana Xãtara Potyguara | Pindorama - Brazil
Born in Cubatão, a city recognized by the UN as Vale da Morte (tr.: Death Valley), the daughter of immigrants (indigenous and European), having her house located in the former occupation Cota 200 within the Serra do Mar Atlantic reserve. Since childhood, she was aware of crafts, territorial conflict, urban demarcation on ancestry and environmental geopolitical crises. Upon joining UFSCar, studying Philosophy, she found a theoretical academic deepening about her artistic and social processes. In 2020, she had her trajectory crossed with the atelie TRANSmoras-in a biannual residency on the processes of resignification of the body and garbage through art and gender.
Entre o Asé e o Ixé | 2022 | Digital photographic collage
The work is a pataphysics of ontological and epistemological confluences between the self and the spiritual. Pictorial sequences adulterated by the becoming of presence, decoded by the territoriality of identity and its relations with Afro and Pindoramic diasporas. A retraction of the place of being in the face of colonization processes, where ethnocosmological erasures are confronted with resistant ancestries: the possibility of a body as ancestral memory, a collection of biomemorial sharing between peoples - encoding presences in beings.
First Sequence: Ãga rikú
The travestilidade - in addition to being untranslatable - is full of rites, totems, passages and omens. Even with the violent genderification of bodies in coloniality, the transvestite emerges in a counter-culture of reverse popularity. If before, these corporeities were intrinsically linked to peoples both politically and spiritually, now in the colonizing process these presences are detached through the invention of humanity. Foucault's utopian body in its full excellence, Deleuze's body without organs in its habitat, the ultimate update of Preciado's nanocyborgs. Travesti obtains the knowledge of techno-witchcrafts that go beyond the conceptual prime of body and soul.
Photographed bodies:: Caela Diniz, Urutau Maria Pinto, Ombá Yîará, CaLu, Dyó, Xãtana Tereza Xãtara apoio fotográfico: Urutau, Lobo Riscado, Guilhermo Gara, Mapô;