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Moving Mountains

Grito e Escuta (Screaming and Hearing), 7th Mercosul Biennial, Porto Alegre, Brazil

Moving Mountains relates to global change and forecasting. It refers amongst others to the economic statistics predicting the future for the coming 40 years of Brazil and a coalition of countries called BRIC. In economics, BRIC is an acronym that refers to the fast-growing developing economies of Brazil, Russia, India, and China.

Many predictions foresee a change in the world order in which the 'global north' will change it's position towards the 'global south' and loose it's economic power. The collages are compiled with found images of the Mount Everest.

'Moving Mountains' consists of three billboards and an image which was implemented in the financial news section of three Brazilian newspapers, Zero Hora amongst others.

The commission by the biennial team proposed to take the space usually used by advertisements and turn it into an exhibition space for artists. The idea was ‘to present the work by itself in this circumstance, without any institutional frame (logo, signature, sponsor) and entering thus into a bigger discussion on ideological platforms and language used in different channels of information.'



Commissioned by: Screaming and Hearing, 7th Mercosul Biennial, Porto Alegre, BR
Curated by: Erick Beltrán and Bernardo Ortiz

Design realised with: Raf Vancampenhoudt