The Snake Bites Its Own Tail
In 'The Snake Bites its Own Tail' Rebeca is focusing on the 'miscommunication' between Western and Indigenous people, the pieces are built from the absurd. She redeploys a different language using humour. Humour is such a vitally important aspect of everyday life, perhaps a naive message that makes us smile can underly darker truths. She likes to quote Sruti Bala, Veronika Zangl in 'Humour In Art and Activism', "from the 'victim’s' perspective, humour provides a weapon of maintaining dignity and selfhood under extremely violent and brutal conditions", so that's space where she attempts to move towards.
Like A Deer In The Headlights
Acceleration, dilation, constriction, liberation. These are some of the reactions that occur to the physical body when entering the fight, flight or freeze mode. A reaction to high levels of stress that bruises the mind and traumatises the body. Like a deer in the headlights revisits this estate finding similarities in nature reminding us of our link with it. Contemplating what seems incomprehensible, remembering the beauty in the middle of fear.