Filipa Silva



I took this photo in 2018 during a performance of a friend in her bedroom that we improvised as an art studio. Her performance is a reflection of her mental health and this is her statement: "I was born essential. I added. I added movement. I absorbed childhood and then adolescence in their colors and pains. Layers of existence. Molds of being. I dressed and saw the growing identity. I sew these shapes that form the shape of what I am. A nonsensical search for belonging that I don't know if it exists and if I want it. The inner debate and the struggle for your knowledge. We are made of this. "