Monday, March 30, 2009
We're pleased to announce the third volume in our Surface Tension Supplement series, documenting projects originally based on the Surface Tension exhibition from 2006 held in Curitiba, Brazil. The exhibition led to a further series of urban activities and research, resulting in a number of collaborations and investigations taking place in Brazil and documented in the publication.
A book launch will be held in Curitiba on April 16th at the Ybakatu Gallery.
"Manual for the construction of a cart as a device to elaborate social connection"
Edited by Octávio Camargo and Brandon LaBelle
Errant Bodies Press: Surface Tension Supplement No. 3
19, euro (72 page, color & b/w; English/Portuguese)
Extending artistic research and work taking place since 2006 in Curitiba, Brazil, the publication brings together documentation and related texts that aim to elaborate on the question of finding common space. At its core is an engagement with communities from the local favelas that subsist by traversing the city in search of recyclable materials. Occupying this economic margin, a number of informal expressions arise, from the making of hand-built carts to the circulation of urban myths. Originally as an exhibition developed between international and local artists held at Ybakatu Gallery in Curitiba, the publication raises pertinent questions, such as, what are the consequences of an artistic practice aimed at developing commonality, and how might difference and disparity find productive manifestation in built form?
With contributions by Ricardo Basbaum, Alex Cabral, Octávio Camargo, Ken Ehrlich, Jennifer Gabrys, Brandon LaBelle, Margit Leisner, Josina Melo, Rubens Pileggi, and Ines Schaber.