“Walking Wounded” is a term originated in the mid-1900s to describe injured individuals from war zones not in need of urgent medical treatments. Nowadays, Walking Wounded are physically or more frequently mentally injured people, who experienced a traumatic event that completely changed their lives. They are paralyzed by grief and live their lives stuck in cycling patterns, unable to move on.
“WALKING WOUNDED” is a series of three works in which I investigate real stories of traumas, that changed forever the everyday life of common people. Individual pain takes different forms and unexpectedly develops in new trajectories, far off from the path that was supposed to be followed. Lost in this journey, individuals find comfort in their physicality. The body stores past memories, trying to protect us from society, but life faces us with situations where hiding is not an option. At that moment, we are vulnerable. We are covered with clothes, a second skin incapable of concealing the past that is within us.