Monica Silva

Photographer
           
THE BUTTEFLY'S FALL - POSTCARDS FROM TOKYO
Location: Milano
Nationality: Brazilian
Biography: Monica Silva is a Brazilian self-taught photographer. Her first steps into photography happened in a very young age, shooting with polaroids and instamatics cameras. Keen of experiments in photography and specially on staged psychology... read on
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THE BUTTEFLY'S FALL - POSTCARDS FROM TOKYO
Credits: monica silva
Updated: 05/03/16
Location: Tokyo
"I spent a long time remembering my ghosts in the third person. Now I went down to the underworld and I faced my demons. There is no way to go back The butterfly's Fall, the beginning of a long journey, where I will show my naked soul to tell the world my hidden truths. " Monica Silva

The Butterfly's Fall or The Butterfly's Autumn is a photographic project and video installation in which the artist invites the viewer to enter her world and discovering her reality filtered by her own perception.
In particular, the city of Tokyo and its people are the main the protagonists of this work.
The title of the exhibition is inspired by a video, in which the artist, nude in an empty room, as in a process of self-therapy, scans memories of her painful childhood made of rapes and violence.
The video has a strong emotional content but at the same time it's very poetic and delicate.
The images tell a mystical and ancestral reality where words appear in Kanji on the artist’s bare skin as scars, while her voice off recalls the traumatic events of a violated childhood, ghosts of the past that have always accompanied her entire life.
Over the past two years, the artist has put into practice several photographic and video  “experiments" to tell her story and her past. With this work Monica exceeds the traditional introspective vision, elaborating it through some sort of "pilgrimage" in Japan. The photographs expresses a poetic vision of Tokyo, a kaleidoscope of images of everyday life portraying women of all ages; forgetting for a moment, the chaos and psychedelic lights of a city that never sleeps.



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Silent Streets, silent places

By Monica Silva / Berlin, Germany — I have been observing people’s  behavior during this Corona  crisis and listening to the..
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CINEMATIC

By Monake-Me — CELEBRITIES ARCHIVE DONE THROUGHOUT THE YEARS BY MONICA SILVA Post production by  Jeff Whitlock
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Portraiture

By Monica Silva / Milano, Italy — ART PORTRAITS “A   picture ,  nothing more then my  reflection  in  the mirror.”..
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PRESS

By Monica Silva / Italy — Monica Silva's works have been featured in the most reknowned newspapers, websites and magazines. Keep..
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Editorial Portraits

By Monica Silva / Italy — Editorial Portraiture Pictures pubblished on Magazines and Daily News.
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SACRO PROFANO

By Monica Silva / Milano, Italy — THE MAGICAL REALISM OF MONICA SILVA   Essay by Andrea Dusio written for the exhibition at M.A.C. on..
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LUX ET FILUM - CARAVAGGIO CONTEMPORARY

By Monica Silva / Milano, Italy — LUX ET FILUM  A CONTEMPORARY VISION OF CARAVAGGIO  This project have been supported with the..
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GOLDEN SEXY FRUIT

By Monica Silva / Milan — GOLDEN SEXY FRUIT On April 2019 came to life an extension of the project BananA Golden Pop Art shot in..
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MY HIDDEN EGO

By Monica Silva / Bologna, Italy — "MY HIDDEN EGO" Monica Silva, a photographer who colors people' souls. "My Hidden..
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TEARSHEET

By Monica Silva / Italy — Works published from 2003 - 2019:   La Repubblica, Vanity Fair, Corriere della Sera, El Paìs,..
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INTERVIEWS

By Monica Silva / Italy — INTERVIEWS In the last few years Monica Silva has been interviewed by the main Italian magazines and news..
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Advertising

By Monica Silva / Milan, Italy — Advert Campaign for EICMA 2016. Concept by LeftLoft agency shot by Monica Silva.  EICMA is the biggest..
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Monica Silva Videos

By Monica Silva / Milan, Italy — COLLECTION OF VIDEO WORKS AND BTS BY MONICA SILVA: TEDxRovigo The Landscape of the soul Monica Silva..
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Milano Lonesome

By Monica Silva / Milan, Italy — "Chi l'èl ch'el voeur conoss i grandoeur de Milan?” (Who wants to see the greatness of Milan)   (“De..
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Romantic Memories

By Monica Silva / Milano, Italy — Romantic Memories Milano past and present: Soul portraits of a city that changes in the vision of its sons..
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LIFE ABOVE ALL

By Monica Silva / Bologna, Italia — LIFE ABOVE ALL  from The Antology of Spoon River Milan, JUNE 2008. Life Above All is a project by the..
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The transience of life

By Monica Silva / Milan, Italy — "Life is short, art is eternal." Hippocrates "The transience of life" The beauty as time passes by. I often..
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ON MY SKIN

By Monica Silva / Bologna — ON MY SKIN THE BODY, SURFACE FOR PERSONAL COMPOSITIONS “For Monica Silva a body is matter of..
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Europe

By Travelling Wurope / Sweden — I have travelled almost everywhere in Europe. This portfolio is work in progress.
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