The image of the drought is understood as part of the identity of the northeastern region of Brazil; something that supposedly doesn’t have to do only with the climate, and which creates narratives, collective imaginaries, public policies and great works. This representation is directly linked, for example, to the creation of programs, campaigns and institutions such as DNOCS [National Department of Works Against Droughts].
Reservoirs, canals, dams, barriers and walls are a consequence of some of these narratives of the drought and produce changes in the natural landscape. They are generally justified in terms of reducing inequalities, although they often broaden the concept of injustice.
How is it possible to understand that someone cannot have access to water from a canal built on a discourse of bringing water to him? At the same time, how can we intervene and conceive of a sustainable water policy considering the concentration of people in large cities?
As part of this work, the entry “hydric injustice” will be published in Wikipedia during the period of the exhibition. You can find a temporary link to the entry here: bit.ly/InjusticaHidrica
Vitor Cesar e Enrico Rocha (Fortaleza, CE, 1978, e Fortaleza, CE, 1976)
Desapropriação, Natural, Observação, Caatinga, Seca, 2018
Madeira e chapa galvanizada