THE BRAZILIAN DEMOCRACY THEOREM
The essay consists of photographs of the buildings of the Executive, Legislative, Judiciary and Sculpture Powers in the Three Powers Square in Brasília, capital of Brazil. The images were manipulated to generate visual codes, proposing that architecture, urbanism and history may represent an equation about a theorem between art, mathematical symbology and the Brazilian political moment.
The limit imposed by any environment, shifted to an imaginary representation, modifies the relationship with the sign, creating another semiotic relation with space. Thus, as man has transformed environments, environments can modify men. The strangeness that these photographs can bring placing characters and environments in a situation of questioning between reality and artistic concept, proposes an incognito in the equation between the light and the darkness of Brazilian Democracy.
The sculpture of the two people together is known as “The Candangos”, a word that represents the workers who built the capital of Brazil. The sculpture in its original name is called “The Warriors” by its creator Bruno Giorgi, Brazilian descendant of Italians, who went to Europe to study art and fought against Italian fascism and the Spanish civil war. The other sculpture in the square is called “The Justice”, by Alfredo Ceschiatti, who was professor of sculpture and drawing at the University of Brasilia, resigned years later in solidarity with colleagues persecuted for political reasons in the Military Dictatorship.
Brazil lives today, perhaps one of its most difficult times as a politically organized nation. The war between the three powers: Executive, Legislative and Judiciary are profoundly shaking the Brazilian Identity, both in its governmental sectors, as well as in the understanding and practice of the political rights and duties of each citizen. The sculpture “The Warriors” makes us reflect the need of Civil Society to organize itself as the Fourth Power, placing itself as an institution of deliberative equality in relation to the other three governmental powers.
Mineral print on paper