dead garden by carlos teixeira
nov 12, 2012
dead garden by carlos teixeira


‘dead garden’ by carlos teixeira
image © eduardo eckenfels

 

 

the first white night festival in brazil recently took place in municipal park in belo horizonte. the event takes its name from the
st. petersburg celebration where music and art keep the general public entertained throughout the long summer evening.
in order to bring the community together, the railings were removed which currently separate the municipal park and the palácio das artes.
this act signals the reintegration of the city having the cultural center inside the grounds, as envisioned by oscar niemeyer,
who originally developed the master plan.

 

‘the white night is much more than a cultural event. it is a reinterpretation of the city’s downtown, within a content of density and cohesion,
so that the visitor can experience the city’s public realm in a different way. the potential will unfold in countless playful experiences and
new possibilities of meaning.’
– paulo pederneiras, art director

 

 


suspended branches
image © carlos teixeira

 

 

‘dead garden’ by carlos teixeira of vazio s/a  is a temporary corridor strategically positioned on the lawns between the municipal park
and the palácio das artes, joining the two sites together. the installation departs from the existing lush landscape and
pruned foliage to feature lifeless horizontal elements. the branches were collected from the grounds and then suspended in a manner which
provokes a lost connection, triggering a new sense of circulation within the scenery.

 

 
image © eduardo eckenfels

 

 

image © paulo lacerda

 

 


interaction with community
image © carlos teixeira

 

 



evening view
image © eduardo eckenfels

 

 


image © eduardo eckenfels

 

 


image © carlos teixeira

 

 

image © paulo lacerda

 

 


open corridor
image © carlos teixeira

 

 


installation process
image © carlos teixeira

 

 


images © carlos teixeira

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