Bruxa é um projeto de ilustração digital que trata das diferentes facetas do feminino monstruoso, através do medo e do inconsciente. Estas imagens foram desenvolvidas em parceria com o colaborativo britânico Sibling Collaborative - para ler a publicação completa em inglês clique aqui.
Realising how women have been othered as a group has brought me to question how we are not only seen as the deviant, but how we are also looking at ourselves through that lens. Being gazed at is so rooted in us that we sometimes don’t even realise it.
I want to reclaim these lenses. To be subject and not object. I want to explore not how we are monstrous through the eye of the norm, but to explore our own monstrosity, our inner fears, our deepest thoughts, our subjectivity.
This individuality of the subject is, I must emphasise, also very connected to our identity as a group. What are the consequences of being preceded by generations and generations of being othered? How has being objectified for thousands of years affected us still?
Belonging to a long line of women who have been undermined, harassed, dehumanised and objectified, I am left wondering how this history affects who I am - and who we are. Does this history leave us with traumas that we perhaps face only in our unconscious states?