Artist Lenora de Barros “volume morto” installation at São Paulo

April 11, 2015

Artist Lenora de Barros had her most recent installation
“volume morto,” opened on April 11th, 2015 at 13H – 23H.
It was presented by Ricardo Ortiz Kugelmas, BROADWAY 1602 and GALERIA MILLAN and held at Avenida São Valério, 426 (Cidade Jardim).

In the heart of  São Paulo, Lenora de Barros installed her sensational site-specific piece “volume morto” in Ricardo Kugelmas’ modernist house, which was built in 1962. The sound installation, which takes place in the pool, is based on Lenora’s 20 year long project “Ping Poema”, and draws on the water drought plaguing São Paulo.

The sound of the ping pong balls sparsely dropping down from a water container onto the tiles of the empty pool is transported from the pool into the domicile’s famous library of Ricardo’s grandfather.

“Volume morto” (the term used when the water level in a water reservoir goes below critical) is one of the most acute and spectacular pieces Lenora has realized in her career.