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“Imagine yourself in a family house on a still summers day, quiet except for the chiming of a familiar domestic music. Seized by a sense of deja vu, you do not want to sleep, and while everyone else is dozing, you persue your intrigue through the hallways of the old place.
Suddenly, a childhood nostalgia perfumes the air and you are summoned to the attic, a place of memories.
A sanctuary of your grandfather, it is sombre and crowded with neglected and forgotten objects. It is difficult to pass; you negotiate past a byclicle, an old hover and various brica brac, a jungle of souvenirs and finally you find it, a treasure trove of memories: photographs, letters, drawings, a marriage certificate-proof of the trials, misdeeds, joys and rapture of the life of those sleeping peacefully below.
Their choices, their doubts their rituals, their pain their happiness their history.
Opening the box inspires a jack-in-the-box emotional response. In this box one life is not concentrated inside, but many, a collective adventure of those composing the disparate Favela Chic family. It is an eclectic family that has grown organically throughout time, spreading its wings with one intention: to fly.”