Bianca Dacosta

Interior da terra - Film - 20min - 2022

présenté dans le cadre de l'exposition Panorama 24


The soil is a magical dust that protects memory and preserves buried traces and fragments. It is the place where we put our feet to raise our bodies and where the transformation of memories into wealth takes place. Layer after layer. Extracting the riches of the earth is nothing more than erasing its memories.


Interior da terra* is like an exploration from the sky to the bowels of the forest. It is a journey that leads through the strata towards the interior of the soil. It demonstrates deep political issues in a historical and current story about the destruction of the Amazon rainforest and its original people.

Bianca Dacosta

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Bianca Dacosta explores notions of memory and natural resources from a political, post-colonial and anti-extractivist perspective. Her methods are rooted in the logic of subjective cartog- raphy and are based on the search for traces of memory of the territory. From this she draws the tools for other perceptions and other narratives of space, the body and nature. More broadly, the prospect of the collapse of civilisation is expressed in her work by attempts at reconciliation with nature.

Her researches translate into a wide range of installations combining performance, photography, film, sculpture and installation. After completing her first degree at the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO) and the Parque Lage School of Visual Arts, Bianca Dacosta obtained her master's degree from EnsAD in Paris.

She is currently following the course of Le Fresnoy -- Studio national des arts contemporains. In 2020, she was in residence at the Villa Arson. Her work has been presented at the Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space in Prague, UNESCO, Espace Frans Krajcberg, CENTQUATRE-PARIS and Le Carreau du Temple in Paris and Les Grandes Serres in Pantin.


Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing — UMET - Unité Matériaux Et Transformation — Institut Chevreul — Université de Lille