ContraTiempos / 2010

Slide projection loop, 27 original images in a Kodak slide projection carousel with timer
Variable projection size

ContraTiempos takes Ibirapuera Park in São Paulo as its starting point. Designed by Oscar Niemeyer and Roberto Burle Marx, the park was inaugurated in 1954 to celebrate the four-hundredth anniversary of the city. Twenty-seven photographs displayed over a slide projection loop chronicle the artist's search for cracks in the paved path that resemble forms from the South American map. An element of absurd performativity is evident as the artist walks along the twenty-eight-thousand-square-meter pathway that connects the different buildings in the park, scanning the aged concrete for fissures that bring to mind his ideas and memories of the desired cartographic outline.