1. "Social blindness" blocks out the view of the maintenance workers' daily routine around our cities. Their presence is hardly acknowledged while their personal identities are lost.
    EXPONDO was recorded at 29ª Biennale de São Paulo, Brazil, a space dedicated to the appreciation of the visual. The biennale is an international exhibition space where a wide audience transits to appreciate contemporary art works. The cleaning and security staff, that interacts daily to maintain those spaces, is practically invisible.
    In EXPONDO, Alicia Felberbaum attempts to recover the worker's visibility highlighting their routine movements and presenting them as art performance acts.
    Expondo was developed for Traffic Jam#1: São Paulo, during the residency at Casa das Caldeiras, in São Paulo (November 2010), including 10 artists from Brazil and other countries.

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  2. On 25th of November 1000 people were thrown out on the street of an occupied building which has been abandonned for 12 years. Elisa is homeless at the age of 5.

    Video was produced in time of Traffic Jam residency in São Paulo: trafficjamproject.wordpress.com/

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  3. A Corn dog takes a walk in the Korean neighbourhood of Bom Retiro in Sao Paulo. During his walk, he encounters the stories of diverse Koreans who have made Sao Paulo their home.

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  4. Limits, borders, territories, maps, the real and the virtual.
    ‘Almost Concrete’ is a reflexion on space, be it built, virtual or perceived space.
    The video shows, through Google Earth, aerial views of the city of São Paulo whose area is more than1.500 km. With such extension it constitutes a territory impossible to be apprehended as a whole.
    Images of the virtual space, ‘almost real’, travels from one side to the other of the screen, revealing and at the same time concealing the city.
    Cartesian coordinates data although precise are converted into meaningless, become mere numbers.

    This work is part of Traffic Jam Project #1 São Paulo. Sound track: 'A Surrealist Object' by Alvos Moveis, Miguel Barella and Giuseppi Lenti.

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  5. Don't was developed for Traffic Jam#1: São Paulo, a project created during an art residency at Casa das Caldeiras, in São Paulo (November 2010), by 10 artists from Brazil and other countries.

    With the collaboration of all artists of Traffic Jam, the idea behind this video is to challenge and disturb – with humor – the sense of authority and question the random rules and limitations on public/private audiovisual recording. I am also very interested in how the presence of the camera has the potential to provoke new and unpredictable situations and exchanges between strangers in the city.

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TRAFFIC JAM#1

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TRAFFIC JAM unites international artists during 1 month in a city and, from a process of collaborative creation, each artist develops a video interacting and dialoguing with the local urban landscape. TRAFFIC JAM#1 is the first edition of the project,…


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TRAFFIC JAM unites international artists during 1 month in a city and, from a process of collaborative creation, each artist develops a video interacting and dialoguing with the local urban landscape. TRAFFIC JAM#1 is the first edition of the project, that intends to migrate internationally. During November 2010, 10 artists from 7 different countries undertake an art residency at the Casa das Caldeiras, in São Paulo, and develop the works exhibited at the Espaço Matilha Cultura between 01 and 12 of December.

More info: trafficjamproject.wordpress.com

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