5 October 2020

“Yesterday, on my way to see the Elizabeth Price Artangel exhibition, I found this newspaper on the seat of the underground. Institutional racism is also a hot topic right now in Brazil (with A Little Antiracist Handbook by Djamila Ribeiro a 2020 bestseller) and so its interesting to see it is a public conversation here too and I’m looking forward to learning about the particular approach in London. Given my own connection to psychoanalysis, I don’t think it’s really possible that we can address racism without reviewing our own subjectivity.”

“I arrived in London 2 weeks prior of the start of my residency programme at Delfina in order to quarantine. Over that period I listened to a lot more music than usual and I realised that in fact I had already made some work where music makes an appearance. When I got the invitation to come to London I started thinking that would be great to understand the UK rap scene, it roots and relation to migration. Pa Salieu is a new artist that I found since I arrived.”

“In general, since the COVID-19 pandemic began, I have been listening to more music, so when the Delfina team asked me for a few images for this piece, Frank Ocean’s track In My Room immediately came mind, so I flick it on.”

Find out more about Bruno’s practice and residency here.

Photos artist’s own.