Internal Weather (Still Body)

Paula Rego, Amor [Love] (1995), 120x160cm, Pastel on paper over aluminium board. Image source: Casa das Histórias Paula Rego / (sourced on 5/10/2016)

Love and its twin companions, hurt and longing, are trapped in the woman’s body.
She knows their precise location, centre-left, yet is powerless to dislodge them.
She stares vacantly out of her body, because she is no longer herself, or herself alone.
Strange feelings have overtaken her. 
Work in progress, from my next micro-publication looking at artworks that inspire thoughts and feelings in me, about the body. Another way of looking at the self in space, of thinking the body into and as being.

About Maria GC Aragão

Architect, part-time lecturer, external examiner. I am interested in spaces of collective memory, the visual arts and architecture’s potential to enable change. I practice at the intersection between meaning, aesthetics and commerce. As an external examiner I look to architecture as an act of translation

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