We Are Safe Here

Leticia Bernaus

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This publication gives physical form to a process of self-examination and material research that strives to embody the physical and spiritual aspects of our existence. A fragmented bilingual poem combined with appropriated words from Lucretius, Rosi Braidotti, Marcel Proust, Ali Smith, Clarissa Pinkola Estés, and Clarice Lispector; photographs capturing traces of a 16 mm and video installation; performing hands as a symbol of the self, of the need to inhabit our own skin, to recognise each one of us are body and spirit, language and memory, matter surrounded by matter, an archive of transformations and relations.
Dimensions: 6 x 8.25”
Materials: Handmade hardcover book, full color photos, limited edition, 64 pages


Leticia Bernaus

The work of Leticia Bernaus (b. Argentina) is a subtly provocative investigation of the contemporary link between the natural and the cultural. She works with moving image, photography, performance, installation and writing, exposing the human body as both a boundary and a medium through which we interact with the world. Bernaus superimposes materials and formats, dissolving the borders between animal and mineral, immaterial and physical, documentary and fiction. Her work has been exhibited in the United States, Italy, England, Spain, Argentina, Brazil, Australia and Canada. Bernaus received her Master of Fine Arts from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2019. She has been awarded the UIC University Fellowship (2017 - 2019), the IILA - Fotografia 2017 Prize and residency in Rome (2017, 2018), the Illinois Arts Council (2020), and the Chicago Artists Coalition BOLT residency (2019 - 2020). She lives and works between Buenos Aires, Argentina and Chicago, United States.