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Letícia Parente was over forty years old when she debuted in contemporary art: up until that point she had dealt largely with chemistry, and even following the success of her early solo shows, she would continue to devote her time to teaching and studying for her master’s degree. After initially approaching printing techniques, it would be the video experimentation of a group of independent artists from Rio de Janeiro in the early 1970s to lead her towards this medium.
Just as her colleagues did in the Europe and the United States at that time, Parente also placed her own body before the camera: compared to the traditional arts, video allowed her to investigate the female condition with greater freedom, a theme on which the pressure of social expectations inside and outside the home was concentrated. [...]
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