Marked Clothing

Red acrylic paint smears the hem of the white voile like the bride’s dripping blood. The bride is a symbol of naivety and the idea of ​​romantic love that imprisons thousands of cis and trans women in situations of abuse, domestic violence and that often make femicide more violent.

“Flag or the Feminicide of Pindorama” at the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro, 2022 – See more.
Vestido Free de Panmela Castro
Dress Free (2017) by Panmela Castro at the Portraits Stories Exhibition in Goiânia. 2022
“Dress” (2018), 360 Degrees Exhibition at the Museum of the Republic, Rio de Janeiro, 2019.

Femicide is a gender-based hate crime term: the murder of women. In 2016, a woman was murdered every two hours (Brazilian Public Security Yearbook), totaling 4,657 deaths. The risk of a black woman being murdered in Brazil is twice as high as a white woman. In the case of these women, in addition to gender motivation, the racial issue is taken into account, showing the failure of public policies, since they do not reach peripheral black women.

Vestido Free de Panmela Castro - Indumentária Marcada - Feminicídio
“Marked Clothing”, photography, 2018.
Performance Caminhar de Panmela Castro
Performance “To Walk”, 2018. See more.
Vestido Free de Panmela Castro - Indumentária Marcada - Feminicídio
“Marked Clothing”, Marina da Glória, Rio de Janeiro, 2018.
Vestido Free de Panmela Castro - Indumentária Marcada - Feminicídio
“Marked Clothing”, photography, 2018.

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