For the fifteenth phase of the global artwork “Beyond Walls” in Rio de Janeiro, Saype strives to bridge the impassable distance involving Benin (tenth phase of the undertaking) and Brazil. Hence letting people who still left throughout the ocean under no circumstances to return, to feel once again the desperate embrace of individuals who observed them drift away forever… from African origin to American place, from light to evening, from independence to slavery.
The huge eco liable landart paintings by Saype were being established on the Estàcio favela (825m2) and Copacabana beach front (1.500m2). These two artworks had been established applying organic pigments produced out of charcoal and chalk. “Beyond Walls” global task aims to one-way links far more than 30 cities more than the world to boost the concept of togetherness.
Further than partitions erected by men and women among persons, Saype went to meet up with the local communities in the Estacìo favela.
Among the postcard impression of Copacabana, which yet bears the tragic marks of historical past, and the favela, the gigantic palms of “Beyond Walls” strive to triumph over the fractures of the previous as very well as all those that are however quite present. They remind us that it is only as a result of cooperation that partitions fall down and that the common becomes a truth: “the common is the nearby minus the walls” (Miguel Torga).
In an ever more polarised world, the artist chooses to paint symbolically the greatest human chain in the globe, inviting us to embrace kindness and togetherness, this is the “Beyond Walls” task. Pairs of fingers, which intertwine and travel from town to town, and type a huge chain painted on the floor symbolising union, mutual aid, and frequent exertion over and above walls.
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Photo credits: Saype