Dora Longo Bahia
Maria de Penha
Every 11 minutes, a woman screams among the guests frolicking at a party. Aghast, they look around trying to understand what is happening. The repetition of the action evinces the repetition of violence and reveals the relativity of time. What are 11 minutes while talking and drinking? The idea for the action came to Maria da Penha after reading an article published in the newspaper O Estado de São Paulo, on May 27, 2016, which stated that every 11 minutes in Brazil a woman is raped.
Dora Longo Bahia is a multimedia artist living and working in São Paulo, Brazil. Her artistic work is focused on her predicament as an urbanite dealing with subjects like violence, sex and death, through painting, photography, sound, video and set design. She completed her PhD on Visual Arts at ECA-USP, where she currently works as a professor at the Department of Visual Arts. She participated in several exhibitions, amongst them: 2017, 35 o Panorama da arte brasileira, Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo; 2012, Eloge du Vertige, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris; 2011, MDE11, Shifting Constructs, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami; 2008, 28 a Bienal Internacional de São Paulo; 2005.