Dad’s Birthday

With the use of glamorous images of Brazil from its soap operas and movies, the artist creates a biographical photo novel using the image of her own parents. To tell the story of her own birth, Camila use a mix of images of her parents she found in the internet, together with Mickey Mouse’s birthday party video commemorating his 50 years old at the same year she was born. This last one represents also the strong influences of North American pop culture in Brazil during her childhood.



Making use of images inspired by the glamour of soap operas, the influence of the pop American culture in Brazil and the so actual theme ‘fake news’, the artist applies the aesthetics of photo novels to tell, by a collage of a material of her parents found in the internet, the fake story was told her when she was a child.




Akademie der bildenden Künste Vienna, Austria

ProjektWohnung Krudebude, Leipzig.