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Traces made by the body. Color added as a mark to black and white. Helena Almeida’s materials are usually her body and Yves Klein Blue. The artist’s works give the impression of  being pieces of one gigantic piece of work. An aesthetic generated by fragments ? first mentioned by French poet Baudelaire in the 19th century referring to the influence of the camera ? is palpable. Some of Almeida’s photos remind me of Muybridge, others recall the approach of abstract expressionists, with their focus on bodily gestures while painting ? although the final works are totally different compared to Almeida. From time to time she paints over herself, dissolving her image.  Almeida’s pieces may be considered as the photos of performances that the audience is not invited to, in a way becoming a voyeur, observing the marks of Almeida’s body.