CRACKS IN CIVILIZED LANDSCAPES

(2013)
Project by Adriana (de Luiza) and Ife (da Sylvia)

Photo Installation + experimental Video + video installation + performance + music + poetry + love

 

"Cracks in Civilized Landscapes" is an experimental multimedia work that challenges architecture (private homes, religious, institutions, hospitals, military building, monuments, etc)  as a patriarchal authority (sexual hierarchies and distinct gender differentiation). Filming ourselves (me and my girlfriend, in the process of fucking in a church, a castle, a museum, a bank and other monuments, we try to deconstruct their sacred, heroic and sexist dimension). We infiltrate these buildings to decipher the oppressive power beyond their formal aspect. (Spaces determines, control, affects behavior and participates in defining the sexual division of labor") We use sex as a revolutionary process of desecration, "the phallic nature of modern multi tower block concretely, represents an era which has been dominated by patriarchy, authority, and hierarchy; which has been brutally moulded by the forces of colonialism, imperialism, and state domination over many hundreds of years... this way large-scale architecture provides the most dramatic visual examples of the relationship between space and power" .  The film is punctuated by an abstract poem, which recalls how language generates gender. This work was created with a lot of humor.

 

Places - 1 Camara Municipal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Government building) / 2 Tree Park Slope Brooklyn, New York City / 3 Empire State Building, New York City / 4 Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral, New York City / 5 Islamic Cultural Center of New York City / 6 San Joao Fort in Urca Rio se Janeiro, Brazil / 7 Metropolitan Museum, New York City / 8 Chase Bank Wall Street, New York City / 9 Eiffel Tower Paris, France / 10 Arch of Triumph Paris, France / 11 Louvre Paris, France / 12 Limousine, New York City / 13 Castle Switzerland / 14 Church Switzerland / 15 Airport / 16 Brooklyn College / 17 Castle Poland

cracks in civilized landscapes / 2011 / NYC

cracks in civilized landscapes / 13 channels video installation / Mix festival / 2012 / NYC

cracks in civilized landscapes / Performance + 1 channel video projection / Dimanche Rouge / Paris / France / 2012

cracks in civilized landscapes / Trailer / 2011