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Performance, 2003 – 2008
Speculum, hammer, rock chisel, gloves, and ox blood.
Performances held in the artist’s studio in São Paulo, 2003; at Verbo 08, Galeria Vermelho, São Paulo, 2008 and Brésil Pernambuco Art Contemporain Culture Populaire exhibition, at École Supérieure d’Art d’Aix-en-Provence, France, 2005.

Throughout the performance—until physically exhausted—, the artist opens up cracks on the wall by using a hammer and a rock chisel. Afterwards, she splashes ox blood onto the wall and inserts a stainless steel speculum in the openings.