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Giovana participated in the 4. Body and Art Workshop of this project, held on July 8, 2021.

drawing 1 - blind outline drawing

In his first drawing, the object he chose was a small mirror with feet. Everything is drawn with a single line that starts in a spiral trend, passes through moments of linear equilibrium and is suspended by a few vibration points. The line doesn't close. The mirror opens.


drawing 2 - a fragment of the previous one

His second drawing, in which the same object must be looked at through a small frame, features several fragments of this same mirror with a preponderance of moments of line trembling, compared to the moments of linear equilibrium that his first drawing had.


drawing 3 - record of the experience

His last drawing, which would be a synthesis or description of the experience of movement we made with the form of drawing 2, is surprising in its wealth of shapes, dimensions, directions and chosen meanings. The minimalism of the line in drawing 1 is replaced by many lines that intersect, overlap, twist in a certain tune that is not exact. The lines seem to move connected as far as rhythm and shape are concerned but they don't coincide. There is a certain gap between them. Here you can see that what I called moments of trepidation in the previous drawings are curvatures of the linear pattern. These curvatures or folds in this last design break with the initial stability and form a characteristic metastability of what moves, is alive.




Giovana associated two words with her last drawing. The first “cross” and the second “organoid”. The concept of organoid is related to tissue regeneration practices in the body and, in the process of development of an organoid, cells self-organize assuming an architecture similar to that of stem or progenitor cells.

The formation of fabrics in a certain self-organization that was born from the repetition of the same pattern is expressed in this last drawing by Giovana. When I first looked at the drawing, I saw a heart. Another workshop participant thought it was a uterus.

The drawing could point to both, as it clearly speaks of forms of “self-organization” of elements (individuals, cells, lines or lines) within an already existing pattern (or architecture). The creative power that exists in this process is precisely the subtle lags of the previous form (or parents) that transform the similar into another.

With regard to the image of the “cross”, I associate it with a certain pain, sacrifice. Perhaps a certain pain that stems from inevitable changes, the passage of time, the process of continuous metamorphoses and lags of oneself that everything that is alive passes through. I don't see in Giovana's drawing the hardness and linearity of the cross. I imply it in the form that the drawing took. The lines of the cross, perhaps even a bone structure, round off in the repetition of the circular patterns and their phasing. Become lighter.

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