Meet the Author:
Michelle Mattiuzzi,  Salvador, Brazil

Michelle Mattiuzzi

Michelle Mattiuzzi

Ex-bank clerk , ex-receptionist, ex-employee in telemarketing, ex-assistant to xxx, ex-child carer, ex-dancer, ex-wife, ex-, ex-insurance broker, ex-student. She was expelled from the Universidade Federal da Bahia due to institutional racism. Black, author, performer, she moves interdisciplinarily across the arts. [Photo: Hirosuke Kitamura]

BLACK POLITICS: THE BODY IN PROTEST
A PROGRAM OF SELFCARE FOR NAKED ACTION

Michelle Mattiuzzi, Salvador, Brazil 

Nudity is a decolonizing projectile bullet for radicalized bodies that are marked by difference. It is violent; it is performance; it is activism; it is contradictory; it is indestructible. Therefore, nudity that is assembled through improvised environmental sound, along with the ashen images of the street’s stun grenades and the presence of the body itself, is an act of precarious...