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Dictatorship Never Again is a political performance done in collaboration with my grandmother, Julia Kodato. It connects the present to the past; resisting against Jair Bolsonaro's government by re-telling stories from the time during the military dictatorship - which was established in Brazil in 1964 and lasted 21 years, until 1985.

The performance is a conversation between the two of us. She is telling me about her story while I am shredding newspaper - the "Bible" of daily life knowledge - and recycling it into new, blue, paper. Blue as the colour which takes us to, as my grandma would say,  "immeasurable magnitudes; like the sea, the sky; which guides us to the limits of hope, and to the perspectives of a liberating world."

The project also includes a poster, made from newspaper paper.

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Project date: January - April 2021

For: Field Work: Social Practice Documentary class - Emily Carr University of Art + Design
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