IIn October 2011 I started documenting people in the city of Amsterdam, approaching them in the street and asking them to say their age in front of the camera. My aim was to 'collect' a group of 100 people, from age 0 to 100. At first my collection grew fast but slowed down when it got down to the very young and very old. The young because of sensivity around filming or photographing children and the very old because they don't get out of the house much. I found my very old 'models' in care homes and it was a privilege to document these -often vulnerable- people for this project. I had particular problems finding a 99 year-old. (Apparently 100 year-olds enjoy notoriety, but a 99 year-old is a rare species...) And when I finally did find one, she refused to state her age. She simply denied being 99 years old! But finally, some 4 months after I recorded my first 'age', I was able to capture the 'missing link' and conclude this project. Enjoy.
(By the way: together these people have lived 5050 years...)
Shot on a Panasonic GH2
Lenses: mostly a Cosmicar 25mm 1.4 and a Panasonic 20mm 1.7
13. Mostra Internazionale di Architettura_ La Biennale di Venezia
StudioMK27 was selected to represent Brazil in the 13th Biennial of Architecture of Venice, together with the installation “Riposatevi”, of 1964, by the architect and urban planner Lúcio Costa. The pavilion, under the curatorship of the professor and author Lauro Cavalcanti, reinforces the dialogue among the different generations existing in modern Brazilian architecture. In this way, the relation with Costa’s project and the architecture of the pavilion itself exposes a retaking of the vigorous architecture in Brazil, after the long period of the post-construction crisis of Brasilia.
The never-before-seen installation of “Peep”, is a movie-installation directed by Lea Van Steen and Marcio Kogan, with photography by Cleisson Vidal, which shows, with the use of 18 cameras, 5 minutes of life during one of the projects of the office, House V4, located in São Paulo.
The architecture is a simple pretext to show life in the Monte family.
This fragmented movie will be shown through 18 peepholes placed in a wall built inside the Brazil Pavilion in the Giardini of Venice. The visitor can spy on 10 scenes from the front of the installation. Through small peepholes in the wall you’ll be able to see images of Mrs. Monte complaining insistently about the architect; about her anxious wait for the gym class with the charming personal trainer; and about sex with Mr. Monte, where she seems to be more concerned about her nails. All this while little Yuri plays with the employees of the house.
On the part behind the wall, 8 visors show side B of the house: an uninteresting machine room where the caretaker finds refuge and peace to pick his nose; the washing and drying machines work non-stop; and the housekeeper ironing some clothing with an incomprehensible design.