Free Form, 2013




In 1959, a riot due to working conditions was made in the construction of the new capital of Brazil, Brasilia. The police were called, and thousands of workers were killed. The video is composed of a juxtaposition of interviews made with Lucio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer, the urban planner and the architect, in which they deny acknowledging the massacre, and sketches of the planning and photos from the construction site, commissioned by the State, made by Marcel Gautherot. In the background, a soundscape of a construction site. The video reflects on the conflict between institutionalized historical discourses and the material reproduction of social relationships, questioning (infra)structures of power such as History itself, architecture, and aesthetic.