COSTAS HIGH PARADISE

Alto Paraíso da Costa

 

CREDITS

ARTIST/ DP/ PERFORMER
Lani Asuncion

CAMERA ASSISTANT (AC)
Christian Berman

VISUAL EFFECTS ARTIST
Michael Schleif

MUSIC + SOUND DESIGN
Jason Milici & Jon Ruseski

HARDWARE ASSISTANT
Neil Pabian

LOCATION
Fabric Arts Building, 2012
Bridgeport/Westport, CT

 

The urban designer Lucio Costa of modern Brazil proposed a mythological design that unfolded into a rich ideological plan for the country. I am interested in the proposals concept and the actual outcome of these ideas pushing against or aiding a community it was designed for.

 

 

I have combined this aspect of the countries development with the luminous city of Alto Paraíso de Goiás (High Paradise). 
Alto Paraíso is specifically known for its bountiful quarts quarries; and is location to more then 40 mystical, philosophical, and religious groups that have given it the name “The Brazilian Capital of the Third Millennium.”

 

The video was shot both in Westport, CT at Compo Beach and in Bridgeport, CT urban housing district. It aims to point back to an utopian idea of ‘collective integration,’ and what would a place look like if two such contrastingly different communities could integrate and work together to build a diversely rich community.


 


INSTALLATIONS

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Costas High Paradise [Alto Paraiso da Costa]
head & shoulders pieces + single channel video
macaw parrot feathers, foam, wood, paint
2012

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Schumacher Gallery
Westover School, Middlebury, CT
November 16-December 11, 2014