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‘Brokenhearted lovers’*  - detail 1  [Sá Cabral] | by Center for Image in Science and Art _ UL
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‘Brokenhearted lovers’* - detail 1 [Sá Cabral]

Author: Sá Cabral

Date: 2001

Technique: Mixed (ainless Steel; 8 humans umbilical’s cordons in formol; 90 meters electric cables; (…). Size: 35cm x 50cm x 7cm (individual piece)

Source: Courtesy of the author


Image and caption provided by: Sá Cabral (Vasco J. Cabral De Sá)


*Thanks to: Vicente Cararach Doctor (Obstetrics Director of the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona (Spain). And to the Annette Almeida Doctor (Obstetrics Director of the Maternity Dr. Daniel de Matos, Coimbra (Portugal).


Note: this artwork inspired the essay:


“The life entrance is at the same time the biological birth and the step to the adult condition. The birth is the first stage in the life path of an unfinished organism. His incomplete being is observed rather is the physiologic structure like in the tendency character compared to the instinct. Such is the biologic basis of the human project, just as the intersubjectivity whose first structure is the dual relation, Mather/child. This relation has a vital necessity of maintain the close union, afterwards the physic separation, like the intrauterine life prolongation.

With the umbilical cordon cut rite, final process of separation physic, we give beginning to the breaking-off of that profound entailment, like an wound without hopeless, who mark the entire destiny. Origin of the fusion desire never fulfil, for the anguish to the absence of the beloved person feeling. (…)”

Vasco J. Cabral De Sá «essay, 2001»

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