Copacabana is well-known as an iconic neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro. A cosmopolitan and chaotic neighborhood, it is fascinating to some and unattractive to others. Trough its main avenues, Art Deco details and vernacular banners can be seen, indistinctly, decorating cheap bars as well as five star hotels. These details provide are glimpses into the heterogeneous identity of the "carioca" culture. With multiple ways of life and territorialities, Copacabana is, at the same time, a postcard neighborhood and symbol of decadence and vulgarity. Copacabana is living proof that the urban space is a place where differences meet.
Ana Luiza Mello (concept, visual identity and images)
Zoy Anastassakis, Roberta Portas, João de Souza Leite (orientação)
The images in this presentation are the result of wanderings trough the neighborhood in which Ana Luiza Mello, the author, lives, in an effort to see a well-knownneighborhood under a different light. Cell phone photographs were the starting point for digital intervetions in a study of inspiration broght by the enviroment: in some imagens, audio recordings taken on the streets were added to the files as noise, saturating them with information, transforming sound noise into visual noise. In other images, pixels were reorganized following objective rules, generating a supposed order in chaos, always keeping Copacabana as the inspiration and background of the study.
CPCBN is an invitation to the reader to experience the routine of "Copa"; an always peculiar, ever changing neighborhood. To reorder and to overlap images of the neighborhood can generate surprising and unpredictable results, unraveling new dimensions of the weird and beautifull universe of Copacabana.