Produced by Cinnamon Comunicação and realized by the Centro Cultural Banco do Brazil São Paulo, the project was made in June of 2010, during the 20th SPFW Edition. The performance corresponded to a work in progress that culminated with a complete transformation of the installation. After remaining installed for six days with a team of over 14 people applying 200,000 crude murim hexagons over the entire surface and installation objects Visible Vestiges proposed an intervention from the public for the closure of the performance. In the last day of the performance, the environment, completely “dressed” was once more uncovered, unclothed, firstly by the artist and his team, and later in conjunction with the public. The intervention’s intention was to re-reveal the vestiges, through the inverse process of the performance, until the moment where the public was allowed to participate by removing every hexagon, one by one, from the covered surface. Through this new perspective, a new deepness and new paths were built. “The removal of the hexagons can be metaphorically defined as a digital analogical resource, like pixels that disintegrate and create new images, new layers. Human analog interaction reproducing an electronic language.” Through the continuous transformation of the space, Visible Vestiges proposes a new way of looking at the real. This clothing layer, which turns the invisible visible and only recovers the surface, allow us to dive into the deepness of this great simulacrum scenario that we live in, proposing a reflection about our habits.
Sponsor – Banco do Brasil, Realization – Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil São Paulo, Idealization and Curation – Jum Nakao, Executive Production – Lia Vissotto (Cinnamon Comunicação), Production Coordination – Marione Tomazoni (Cinnamon Comunicação), Press Advisory – Mona Camargo (Cinnamon Comunicação), Scenography and object production – Laura Vissotto/ Clic Eventos, Iluminação - Cizo de Souza e Darihel Souza (CZ Produções), Sound Design – Paulo Beto, Visual Programming – Élcio Miazaki, Documentary Video – Chama Sabor, Time lapse: Fábio Yamaji, Índio San e Dimitre Lima, Photos: Marcelo Guarnieri, Marco Hovnanian and Thiago Monteiro, Jum Nakao Assistants: Anderson Tomaz, Arthur Porto, Carla Balsemão, Gabriel Pessagno, Juliana Zampini, Luzia Aparecida Berndt, Manuella Vilhena, Natacha Cortez, Natalia Ramos Rios, Patricia Maria Grossi, Paula Sertório, Roberto Slursarz Filho and Thelma Nakae