Corpo, máscara e f(r)icção: a "fábula das três raças" no Buraco dos Capetas

Jonh Cowart Dawsey
2009 Ilha Revista de Antropologia  
The staging of the "fable of three races" may require a special type of mask: chromatic, caleidoscopic and surreal. Like a magic mirror, this mask would be capable of producing surprising transformations. However, rather than dwelling on the extraordinary powers of such a mask, this essay will focus on its relations with bodies which flash from behind, below or above. Such relations may be electrifying. Or explosive -like the shock of a flame of phosphorus on potassium powder. Dangerously, with
more » ... . Dangerously, with the force of revelation, an image leaps forth. This is what happens with friction between body and mask, which I playfully call f(r)iction, with the letter R in parenthesis. In the following paper, an attempt is made to capture Afro-Brazilian, Amerindian and Mineiro images which erupt in narratives of Devils' Hole, on the edge of a city of the interior of the state of Sao Paulo.
doi:10.5007/2175-8034.2009v11n1-2p41 fatcat:6g3lkazrlvdvzc6b3riqxzl54a