Beneath dust and counted hours
"I call to you, even if you are silence! Speak of me: I affirm. I understood that it is not on the horizon, nor time: it is that urgent inward flow that I had forgotten to unfold, bent over other unnameable things. Now, I want to unravel sighs, and convert them into songs to capture and pack the movement of the wind. I will dance messily and stumble over vomited word, in uncontained verbiage, held onto without my proper consent. Dust and counted hours swarm, breaking dreams in syncopated rhythm. They say little about the of yet unspoken phrases. It was to reflect your soul, however, I gritted my teeth and stopped the scream. You already know me certainly: I am made of moments of choking."
Ana Cândida Carvalho
Co-creation: Ana Cândida and Caroline Gouveia
Teresina - Piauí - Brazil
Ana Cândida is a 38 year old autistic woman from Teresina, Piauí, Brazil. She has an undergraduate degree in Psychology and is a member of the Brazilian Association for the Action for Autistic People's Rights – Abraça. She is also an artistic photographer and writer who is part of the Voragem Collective, a collective of female artists from Piauí. She is also a photographer for Geleia Total, a cultural center project in Piauí.
Caroline Gouveia is a non-disabled woman, who started studying ballet at the age of 9 and is currently a member of the Youth Ballet of Piauí and Projete. This continues to play an important role in helping her maintain her technique as a dancer and artist. Since 2017, she also works as a photographic model in partnership with the photographer Ana Cândida.