From still images to video installation or film, Patricia Werneck Ribas creates situations where the viewer can encounter different human experiences and engage with them in different ways. In Ribas’ works concepts of identity, mainly related to gender and race, are negotiated by the one/ones being depicted and the viewer. Within these concepts, the female condition is of particular interest. Because photography and film allow for the production of images that refer to reality in a very direct way and help us understand the world, think it and relate to it, they have become Ribas’ media of choice. The photographic and cinematographic images resemble the world we experience, imagine and dream, and while they can still be manipulated and altered, they carry the marks of what we perceive as real.