MIXMAX Brasil Tropenmuseum /Amsterdam 2012-2015

PERFORMATIVE SPACE DESIGN

MIXMAX Brasil Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam,  is a long term exhibition from October 2012 to March 2015, occupying 700 m2.  Awarded project with the IDCA International Design Communication Awards – second place for the Best Exhibition Layout category, in Sweden, in July 2013

      

The project for MixMAx Brasil was the object of analysis for Anneke van Woerden’s thesis, Collective Re-Presentation: Effectiveness in MixMax Brasil – ‘Collective Re-Presentation: Effectiveness in MixMax Brasil ”, 2003 – Master’s Thesis in the area of ​​Cultural Analysis , University of Amsterdam. In which the author draws a parallel between the creative process of Aby Cohen and Peter Brook. The publication is available at: file: /// C: / Users / AT008 / Downloads / Thesis_AvW _-_ tweede_versie% 20 (1) .pdf

‘(…) Although Cohen focuses more on leaving open in a spatial than a temporal sense, both Cohen and Brook are concerned with movement. The MixMax Brasil project invites visitors to move from one room to another, to go where they want to go. For Cohen, the open sense plays a role in showing the Brazilian culture: ‘The open space is also a metaphor for the atmosphere of Brazil, where very positive feelings prevail, where people are on the street and are welcoming and emotional.‘(WOERDEN, 2013.p.30)

           

 mix9  mix14Charlie Du’Q e Fabio Souza – artists from Pernambuco working with recycling materials to create percussion instruments and toys.

Facade panel by DERLON de ALMEIDA, Grafitti artist from Pernambuco

 

In December 2012, by invitation, the project was presented at the International Congress Riksutställningar INTENSIV DAGARNA  in Visby│ Suécia under the title:   MixMax Brasil – A Vivid Experience for Children 

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LINKS: Website: http://www.riksutstallningar.se/intensivdagarna  http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=BwOu_NtgVXY bambuser.com/v/3198069

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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