EX-VOTOS

Silver photographs. North-Este region, Brazil. 2017 - 2019

The ex-votos are objects that are placed in a sacred place in thanksgiving or in fulfillment of a vow. Anonymous people make these objects and deposit them in Nossa Senhorah Da Penha, they take the form of models of dreamed or lost houses, fragments of bodies made of wood or wax, prostheses. Brazilians are a very religious people, this sanctuary reveals how the social and collective memory is constituted by objects witnessing lives and devotions. The votive objects of all kinds are amassed until they disappear.