Take her seriously
Lovely House Editora
Over the years, the current brough to Isabella Lanave a warning: "Does not take what she says seriously".
At a certain point, the observer that there is inside the artist gave this command a countermand: "Listen to, in what she says, what many are saying".
And, like that, Take What She Says Seriously was sew as a chorus of images to be heard. The book welcomes visual and textual fragments of experiences (possibly, among the most sensible and, certainly, among the most serious of those who lived them) worked in complicity by the photographed and the artist.
Given back to the current of the days, the images invite us to relinquish any inflexibility and welcome the inevitable mobility of the roles; who is sane, who is insane; who speaks, who listens.
Take what she says seriously is an invitation, but also, (and perhaps this is the most touching thing about the initiative of this work), a sensitive opportunity to listen again.
– Text by Maria Helena Bernardes, summer 2022