“Man up”, “Boys don’t cry”, “Toughen up” is what he constantly hears. Just like a clown, he has to hide his vulnerability or dress it up as with a mask of fake emotions, complying to what is expected of him.
A prisoner of his own mind, he is on the verge of exploding. He only has to open his mouth and let the words out –an apparently insignificant action, that will be life changing. For the barrier of showing emotions is in some ways similar to plastic. It may be suffocating, but as soon as you decide to rip it off, you are free with a single movement. 


Boys don't Cry is a project done in collaboration with Fundacío Vila Casas and was exhibited in Can Framis, Barcelona in 2019.
Model is Tomii Viviani.

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