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The work reflects on the brutality of the Brazilian State by taking BOPE (Special Police Battalion of Rio de Janeiro) as a symbol. Considered one of the “best prepared” police enforcement in the country, BOPE public image gained allegorical contours, exalting institutionalized violence. This is a widespread phenomenon that encompasses other police forces in the country under the motto “knife in the skull”. Here, an inversion presents a worn cap pierced with a kitchen knife. If in the original relationship, a military weapon attacks a civilian, now the artwork hurts the military.

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