Between Faith and Fever 2006
author: Guy Veloso guest author

Between Faith and Fever


There's a dividing line between religiosity and fanatism? How the "pilgrimages", a popular phenomenon in Brazil, are transformed into catharsis instruments of a forgotten people?

The essay "Between Faith and Fever", of the Brazilian Guy Veloso, shows the frantic search for the sacred in several religious manifestations in deep countryside. The project searchs to unmask as the tenuous dividing line between the religiosity and fanatism is faced naturally in Brazil. Show the necessity of outwardly of faith; as if to penitents was not enough "to please" the saints, but also, to show the society their beliefs and their vote.

"Between Faith and Fever" is about an artistic and antropological study at the same time. A true "archaeology of images" of a forgotten country. A great cauldron of symbols that it's called Brazil.

Guy Veloso

Translation: Sofia Quintas