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About lightness

About lightness

The writer Italo Calvino believed that knowledge was in literature. On his book “‪Six Memos for the Next Millennium‬” he wrote beautifully about the values that he believed to be important to transmit to the generation of the year 2000.

Lightness, quickness, exactitude, visibility, multiplicity and consistency. The first of these values resulted on the exhibition “Havia um ar de leveza” (There was an air of lightness, in Portuguese), with Suzzana Magalhães as curator.

I invited Joana Zimmermann to partner with me. We created a piece called “Play me, I’m yours” that makes it clear to be interactive. The spectators are transformed into participants, sitting on the swing and giving life to the piece. When you move, the movement also gives balance to the other swing on the side, where is Minos, our guardian.

We proposed the physical lightness, the subtraction of the weight, that needs movement to exist. The exhibition was free and open to the public on the Cultural Center of the Aliance Française in Brasília (Brazil), in 2012.

On the video below you can see how to interact with it: