"Heal o lord where it hurts" is a video art made completely alone; under strict social isolation. A homemade production made without any resources, with effects created through a virtual chat with #distortbot. All visual distortions are produced on demand to an Artificial Intelligence via textual communication through the Telegram application.
The performance and video here emerge from a search of the fragility of carnal loneliness, and from that place, symbolically reconfiguring and transforming pains and griefs faced during the period of distance in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic and a whole confimaneto a hyper-environment. virtual.
The video and its simple, systematic and progressive image build a physical, plastic and harmonic tension that sanction the permissiveness of self-sufficiency and the obstruction of the figure itself from a physical to an emotional field in a violent notion of disregard.
The name of the project directly signifies a reference to the meme “heal o lord where it hurts” and a current and versatile language often used in internet communication vehicles. With a present and apprehensive approach and ambience, the video touches on the theme of body erasure at a time when our communications and meetings are mostly in a virtual field.
A new chaos every day. Little by little, we will win. A new pain every day. Little by little, we will survive. The year 2020 has presented arduous and taciturn paths. Taking care is also taking care of each other.
Taking care of yourself hasn't been easy.
Born in 1991 in Brazil, Daniel Bretas holds a BA in Cinema and Audiovisual. He works in multiple mediums but has dedicatedhimself extensively to photography. as a photographer and visual artist, he has participated, developed and produced collective exhibitions of photography and video art.