SOMOS BRASIL

Somos Brasil is a multimedia exhibition and book. The project explores the diversity of Brazilian identity at the outset of the 21st century through ultra high quality portraits, image activated app based soundscapes and DNA. Over a six-month period Lyon toured Brazil exploring the most diverse corners of the country with a producer and sound recordist. Together they mapped the ancestral DNA, personal stories and visual identity of over one hundred remarkable Brazilians. Somos Brasil draws three elements of identity: visual, spoken and genetic together to cast light on the personal, social and cultural diversity of Brazil. The work amplifies the stories of those nominated and encourages us to reflect on our own identities and roles in society.

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SOMOS BRASIL CREDITS

Produced in Brazil by NGO ImageMagica

Design (Book, Exhibition & App) by Studio Sutherl&

DNA by Family Tree DNA

Sound by Matt Hill at Rethink

App by Calvium

Curated by Iata Cannabrava

Published by Editora Madelena

 

THE SOMOS BRASIL APP

The exhibition and book have a dedicated smartphone app that reads the images and activates the voice of the portrait.

Download the free app in English or Portuguese at the App Store or Google Play, then simply hold your phone to any portrait and listen.

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Josicleide Nascimento de Oliveira
Bekwynhka Kayapó / João Pangrá Kayapó
Paola Maria de Bourbon Orleans e Bragança Sapieha
José Maria Carvalho Ferreira
Odara Rufino de Souza
Gilberto Ohta de Oliveira
Dayse Beatriz Barreto de Oliveira
Anthony Lawrence da Rocha Azevedo
Bruno Horácio Pereira dos Santos / Bruno Capão
Zezão Trator / José de Ribamar Machado Gomes
Sylvia Albernaz Malhado do Carmo Guimarães
Anderson César Alves
Luma Nogueira de Andrade
Matias de Deus Pinheiro da Silva
Leila Velez Hespanha
Ana Tereza Vital Silva
Maria de Lourdes da Silva
Antonia da Silva Nogueira
Delcilene Araújo Campos
Maria Ercília Medeiros de Oliveira
Ana Claudia de Lima Quintana Arantes
Richelli da Silva Neves
Edgar Gouveia Júnior
João de Souza Lopes Filho
Devocir Antonio Lira
Julio Marcio Ferreira Jacintho
João Jorge Santos Rodrigues
Euterpe / Andressa Sousa do Nascimento
Leonildo de Assis Silva
Eliane Brum
Marilande Pereira dos Santos
Eliakin Rufino de Souza
Dagmar Rivieri Garroux
Antonia Melo da Silva
Julio Renato Lancellotti
Luiza Helena Trajano Inácio Rodrigues
Mametu Nangetu / Oneide Monteiro Rodrigues
Monja Coen / Claudia Dias Batista de Souza
Antonio Sérgio Petrilli
Luiz Roberto Barros Mott
Joaquim Paiva
Maria da Penha Maia Fernandes
Enock Boaventura Silva
João Najar
Eduardo Matarazzo Suplicy
Sakae Kamitani
Maria de Lourdes Araújo Barreto
Francisco Barbosa de Lima