Resilience is no longer the power to resist, it’s more the ability to rebuild. In practice, we see that the two inputs coexist: resilience is both the capacity to resist trauma and the capacity to care for oneself after it. This ongoing photographic work is trying to question the ideas of resilience and healing.
I aim to establish a visual dialogue between traumatic memory, reality and dissociation. This work is expressed from several angles, at once silent and luminous. In an attempt at self-fiction and infra-politics, the photographic act could channel the emotional tension of a still vulnerable living body.
Fiona Segadães Da Silva (b.1995) is a photographer and image book publisher. Graduated from a M.F.A (June 2022), her work is built by a sensitive and tangible approach to the images. Her research is particularly interested in our ways of haunting bodies and spaces, our relationships with the living and mental health. She is now involved as an independent publisher and her photographic work is featuring in a few international and collective publications. (Fresh Eyes, Broad Magazine, Another Earth Press, Surface Editions, Neptune Journal).