O AMANHÃ NÃO ESTÁ À VENDA
(tomorrow is not for sale)
by Isadora Canela and Thais Paiva
kinetic sculpture fontain | 2022
310cm x 250cm x 100cm
In this work which is also a manifesto the phrase of the Brazilian indigenous thinker Ailton Krenak (full book - pt) is written in 6 different languages, representing each artist present at the residence and exhibition where the work was built (click for more): Brazilian Portuguese (Brazil), Kiswahili (Kenya), Twi (Ghana), Zulu (South Africa), Ewondo (Cameroon), Plattdeutsch (Germany). The power of exchange, collaboration, affection, trust and collectivity. The power of water, an element of life that escapes and redesigns the industrial model that imprisons it. This work is the materialization of a network of interdependencies that circulates and renews itself in the encounter.
On one side the flow flows calmly through phrases written in gold with the gold of greed. On the other, industrial metal barrels form a rough, toxic-looking column through which water gushes past each floor until it overflows again. Let us have the courage to overflow, together, so that instead of being prisoners we become a river.
photo by Jim Avignon - Mahalla; Benjanim Merten and Isadora Canela