Quantas vidas tem Gisberta?: imagem, mídia e arquivo na narrativa contemporânea

  • Manaíra Aires Athayde
Keywords: Digital humanities, gender, Brazil, Portugal, archive


In early 2006, fourteen Portuguese teenagers murdered Gisberta Salce, a Brazilian transgender woman, in Porto. A long and emotional criminal trial followed. Since then, several literary and artistic works inspired by Gisberta’s life and tragic death have emerged in both Portugal and Brazil. In the present article, I argue first that these works are intertextually related; I then show how they are connected through a contemporary artistic, social, and political ecology. At the center of this ecology—besides the image of Gisberta herself—is the complex relation between art, technology, and media in a digital world marked by a rapid transnational flow of information and new modes of archival design.