Growing up in the countryside in Brazil, Cecilia got hold of a camera for the first time at age nine, after winning a contest at primary school. She took photos of everything and everyone. Unfortunately many of the rolls of film she went through were never developed. She still thinks of those never seen photographs.
Cecilia is now a Melbourne-based photographic artist, and has been living in Australia for the past 15 years. Her artistic and photographic practice are positioned in the field of socially-engaged art and expanded photography. Her projects place value on ‘narratives of the self’ as resources for creating effective visual vocabularies to represent the complex psychoanalytical experiences of being-ness, relationship dynamics, womanhood and the female body, migration and identity. The aim of the projects is the seeking of strategies in the communication of these experiences within a public discourse.
In this powerful, vibrant poem, photographic artist Cecilia Sordi Campos brings together words and images to create a portrait of the primal landscapes of the body; of the feral beauty that we would find in the cracks and fissures if we only dared to look.