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Breathe with Me, a Breath of Life: Material Mysticism in Clarice Lispector and Lygia Clark

Lygia Clark, Hand Dialogue, 1966. Courtesy 'The World of Lygia Clark' Cultural Association
Charles Stankievech looks at two key feminist figures in the Brazilian culture of the mid-twentieth century: writer Clarice Lispector and artist Lygia Clark. While Clark and Lispector never met in their lifetime, this essay endeavours to bring together their entwined oeuvres finding a sympathetic resonance in the central role that breathing played in both their practices.