Pencil on paper. Stack of photocopies available to the public (21 x 29,7 cm each), 2011-2012.
Work developed in partnership with Camila Regis.

This work is composed of 15 spoken portraits of the artist’s face described by the same person (Camila Régis) to the last police sketch artists in Brazil.

Outside the context created by the artist, these drawings return to their status of spoken portraits, a tool used by the police apparatus to help in the identification of a subject presumably guilty of a crime.

Here, not only do they catalyze a reflection on the nature of the artwork but also on the specificities of drawing and portraiture as artistic languages, as well as on the subjective variations of translating the same set of information into an image, namely, the physical description of the artist’s face.