Lara Viana, untitled, 2011, 35 x 35 cm, oil on board
Lara Viana, untitled, 2011, 40 x 35 cm, oil on board
Lara Viana, untitled, 2011, 44 x 41 cm, oil on board

Lara Viana

A room. A hundred dummy body parts hang from the ceiling and walls. Hands and arms reach at any person who enters, a grotto of phantom limbs. Every body part corresponds to a photograph on the wall, every photo on the wall to a prayer, every prayer to a sickness, and every sickness to a body part hanging above. This chamber, found in a Brazilian church, was the Miracle Room that fascinated Lara Viana in her youth: there is an old image of the room's interior on the wall in her ...  [more]