Everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social security and is entitled to realization, through national effort and international co-operation and in accordance with the organization and resources of each State, of the economic, social and cultural rights indispensable for his dignity and the free development of his personality.
Noca Passos (Maria Fulô)
About my work
The project was a good opportunity to participate on a collective work, being in touch with people from all around, all working for the same cause. I believe in the world as a unit, with no divisions by the colour of our skin, religion, country, language, gender, distances or anything else. We are all humans.
I believe we can do a lot locally, but sometimes working online gives us the opportunity to create activism situations to make people more conscious about some topics.
Article 22 was not my first selection. But this made it challenging, as I had to think on how to express this right. I used an image of a girl happy about receiving a pair of new shoes after a war; this seemed a good example of simple things which have to be valued. I used a piece of a bedsheet which belonged to my mom, who is no longer with me.
- Noca Passos (Maria Fulô)
Noca Passos is Brazilian, living in Argentina for 12 years now, mom of three. She loves embroidering and has been doing it since she was a little child. She loves especially new challenging techniques and big-sized works, and considers that good techniques give you control to decide when to use them or not. She also loves making dolls, sewing and patchwork, and experimenting with different combinations of techniques.
Today embroidery means a lot for her routine too, as she works as an embroidery teacher, on her studio called Maria Fulô, located in Buenos Aires. She is also studying a PhD on social sciences, and her thesis is about embroidery and when it is considered as art.