Saturday, April 24, 2010

Pictures of Brasilia projected on a building in Sao Paulo

Since the night of April 21st, when Brasília completed half a century, the external wall of the Conjunto Nacional, Avenida Paulista 2073, was lined with a video projection of 78 images taken by the French Marcel Gautherot. Born in Paris, but in Brazil since he was 29 years old, when he came to live in Rio de Janeiro, he recorded the birth of the new capital at the request of the architect Oscar Niemeyer. Gautherot, which would complete 100 years in July, was a kind of official photographer of the genesis of Brasilia.

Between 1958 and mid-'70s, the Parisian who crossed the Atlantic used to spend a lot of time in Brasilia following the builders and he made more than 3000 photos of the saga of the construction of Brasilia. Focused on the traits of the city he did not forget of documenting the human side of the epic. The projection will occupy a wall of 35 meters long and 6 meters tall. The images will alternate in the wall of the building continuously until April 30th, from 19 to 5 hours.

Where: Avenida Paulista 2073
When: April 21st to 30th from 7 pm to 5 am

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