Is it possible to think forest without agriculture? Where is agriculture in the city? And where is art in agriculture? In the struggle for land? In the struggle for agroecology? In the struggle for health? How can art support emancipatory, life-affirming – and therefore health-producing – knowledge production processes?
Based on these triggering questions, Manto do Recolhimento was created as an experiment prior to a cycle of plastic arts workshops organized by the artist in Morro da Providência (RJ). During the residency, another mantle was created with the women and children of the favela Morro da Providência, as part of the work I do for the NGO Providência Agroecológica. Together, they make up a series of capes that began in 2022.