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Art Installation In The Mountains Of Brazil Is Reminiscent Of Goalposts

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Portal do Sul by artist Pasha Radetzki is a set of ten structures or "gates" that embrace the spirit of the land.

Leah Gonzalez
  • 1 july 2014

Right now Brazil is home to the 2014 FIFA World Cup, but it is also home to some of the most impressive landscape art works, including the art installation, Portal do Sul, by New York-based visual artist Pasha Radetzki.

Interestingly, Portal do Sul is an installation of ten wooden “gates” or structures that slightly resemble goal posts. The installation spans a hundred hectares of mountainous terrain in the Pinga Rio Valley, located near Sao Paulo, Brazil. The installation covers a site with an elevation of between 1,200 to 1,350 meters above sea level.

The project was commissioned by Fazenda Catuçaba Art Residency. Fazenda Catuçaba used to be a coffee plantation and it was turned into an organic eco-resort and community with visitors coming from all over the globe. For its first artist work on the property, Fazenda Catuçaba’s owner Emmanuel Rengade approached art consultant Jade Dressler Inc. for assistance in gaining introductions to artists for the art residency program at his new eco-resort and community. Jade Dressler suggested Pasha Radetzki, also known as Pasha Ra, who has done exhibitions and projects internationally.

The artist began work on Portal do Sul in November 2010 and worked four months to complete the installation in March the year after. The project was described as an environmentally-minded ‘chainsaw project’ because it involved the use of local chainsaw cutting skills to reclaim or recycle timber, the base material of the “gates” or the “portals.”

The project description of Portal do Sul goes:

As a landscape installation, Portal do Sul aims at providing philosophical and spatial perspective as related to its immediate natural environment, the local economic and social development. The “gates” or “portals” allude to the harmonious structural balance in construction placed within a contemporary context of Brazil’s rapid economic growth.

The project is a finalist in the Landscape Category of the 2014 CODAawards, an international competition for design projects that “demonstrate the most successful integration of commissioned art into an interior or architectural space.”

Aside from Pasha Ra, Fazenda Catuçaba has received other artists in residence, like photographers Joseph Keller, Joern Blohm, and Fernanda Preto and Bruno Jorge.

Pasha Radetzki

Source: CODAworx

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