dead garden by carlos teixeira 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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