Survival

Sobrevivência (Survival) is an urban intervention that involved putting life jackets on sixteen monuments around São Paulo city. The work focused on 20th –century sculptures that glorify national heroes.

The occupation of the capital’s historic landmarks is an integral part of my work and the goal is the visual re-activation of elements of our history, architecture and social cohabitation—territories abandoned by the urban imagination.

By creating a situation that makes the city look at itself anew, I propose reflection on the citizen’s connection with the space, and on the possibilities of recreating the collective landscape.

Technical specification

25 pieces
Polypropylene foam, aluminum, reflective tape, mantle and acrylic resin, wire rope

Public monuments
São Paulo, 2008

Photo: Hilton de Souza

Photo: Hilton de Souza

Photo: Hilton de Souza

Photo: Hilton de Souza

Photo: Hilton de Souza

Photo: Hilton de Souza

Photo: Hilton de Souza

INTERVENTIONS