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Idea by

Élcio Miazaki, Eda Nagayama, Marcos Martins Lopes, Nivaldo Godoy, Panais Bouki

BARRAGEM

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São Paulo, Brazil
BARRAGEM collective is formed by five Brazilian professionals from the areas of Architecture and Urbanism, Scenography and Design, Performance, Music and Literature.

Barragem///SP


A circular concrete dam surrounding São Paulo.

Barragem///SP


A circular concrete dam surrounding São Paulo.
An artistic investigation about a radical future for the largest Latin American city.

BARRAGEM///SP is a project for an artistic installation about an extreme fictional circumstance: the city of São Paulo is surrounded by a concrete dam after a vast flood. In a first approach, BARRAGEM///SP may point to a disturbing super-Venice, but also detain a layer of symbolic and atavistic significance by referring to lost cities - true or mythical, like the Greek Atlantis; Pompeii, Italy; Machu Picchu, Peru; Mohenjo-daro, Pakistan. Vestiges - sarcophagi and temples, fascinating objects and everyday scenes suspended in time.

In a more critical approach, BARRAGEM///SP joins contemporary discussions on climate change and the inconsequential management of natural resources. The disruption of the Samarco dam in Mariana (Brazil), in November 2015, is taken as particularly emblematic: a landscape that approaches the fictional imaginary, houses and people were buried by an unimaginable massive displacement of water and mud. The project is currently in progress to be produced in 2017.


Barragem///SP


A circular concrete dam surrounding São Paulo.

Barragem///SP


A circular concrete dam surrounding São Paulo.
An artistic investigation about a radical future for the largest Latin American city.

BARRAGEM///SP is a project for an artistic installation about an extreme fictional circumstance: the city of São Paulo is surrounded by a concrete dam after a vast flood. In a first approach, BARRAGEM///SP may point to a disturbing super-Venice, but also detain a layer of symbolic and atavistic significance by referring to lost cities - true or mythical, like the Greek Atlantis; Pompeii, Italy; Machu Picchu, Peru; Mohenjo-daro, Pakistan. Vestiges - sarcophagi and temples, fascinating objects and everyday scenes suspended in time.

In a more critical approach, BARRAGEM///SP joins contemporary discussions on climate change and the inconsequential management of natural resources. The disruption of the Samarco dam in Mariana (Brazil), in November 2015, is taken as particularly emblematic: a landscape that approaches the fictional imaginary, houses and people were buried by an unimaginable massive displacement of water and mud. The project is currently in progress to be produced in 2017.



Idea by

Élcio Miazaki, Eda Nagayama, Marcos Martins Lopes, Nivaldo Godoy, Panais Bouki
BARRAGEM
São Paulo
Brazil
BARRAGEM collective is formed by five Brazilian professionals from the areas of Architecture and Urbanism, Scenography and Design, Performance, Music and Literature.