Alto da Boa Vista
Barra da Tijuca
30th part of the First Rio City Aesthetic Marathon (concept): 0.698 kilometers in 9:14 minutes – completed on Saturday, April 16th 2016, in the quarter Lagoa (overall map). The artist José Maria (*1964) lives in Port-Louis and Paris (more about him).
Why did you choose this part to represent Rio de Janeiro at the First Rio City Aesthetic Marathon?
I have chosen this place because it represents for me paradise. You see the fruits are just growing in your mouth here. The Speck and the sausages are falling from heaven. The cheeses are falling from the tree and the bread is properly baked by the earth. And if you want to have a good wine you just make a twinkle of your eye and already the bottle is there. I would say I have seen places in Rio de Janeiro that were not like this, they were not so much of a paradise but more a bit of a hell. Now the Olympic Games are coming up I think it is a thing that can probably do good things, it is a auspicious thing also. But I think it could be more auspicious to make some honey and some milk flow all over Rio de Janeiro.
First Publication: 28-5-2016
Modifications: 20-6-2016, 24-7-2016