Brazil : System error (#elenão)


The newly elected Brazilian president has made racist, homophobic, and misogynist statements throughout his career that fosters hateful discourse and goes against the values of democracy.

For the #elenão series, photos collected from search engines using the search term “Brazil” have been modified by alterating their digital code. Quotes from the one that is going to be Brazilian president for the next four years were added to the image code using a text editor.

The resulting compositions of an often stereotypical, happy, and colorful country are altered by the technique of “glitching,” normally associated with video games and visual abnormalities caused by programming errors. Here the visual corruption creates metaphorical representations of how Brazil can manifest systemic failure and be affected by discourse that threatens the foundations of democracy and universal human rights.


Lightboxes (oak wood, museum glas, LED)