Armindo De Matos
This project explores the psychological and physical traumas I acquired as a double victim of patriarchal culture, which guides men to be emotionless and incapable of displaying vulnerability. Abused by my father, a firm believer in this attitude, I was forbidden from expressing my emotions or pursuing the life I chose due to it being "emasculating". Those experiences and the peer pressure from the heteronormative culture led to multiple emotional scars in my later life. It is a form of self-therapy since it allows me to revisit the negative experiences and express myself in ways I was never permitted. Reliving and reflecting on past situations become an outlet for voicing my displeasure with the world.
Asha Angus • Megan Blake • Iulian Ciolac • Armindo De Matos • Monica Florea • Irena Gil • Hugh Kuberski • Jules Pratt • Gladys Sarfo •