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Soterramento (Burial)

performance
Jota Mombaça is a performance artist, writer and researcher, who lives in Natal/RN, northeastern of Brazil. His topics of interest are gender and sexuality politics, de-colonial struggles, politics of the voice, afrofuturism, marginalities and monsters.
Jota Mombaça - Soterramento In "Soterramento (Burial)" the artist tries to remain  under a great amount of gravel stones and sand, while a  text is being read in background, which reports a list of  people that went missing, or have been murdered or  injured by police violence in Brazil since June 2013.  After the action, the residue must remain in the space as  an installation. The idea is to build a memorial for  victims of systemic violence and state terrorism in  Brazil. A previous staging of the performance could be  seen here: https://vimeo.com/102485197