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Above and Below

Artist: Mark Lewis

Publisher: LE BAL

To coincide with the exhibition devoted to Mark Lewis in 2015, le BAL published in 1000 copies the catalog Above and Below, which presented 7 different series from The Pitch (1998) to Above and Below the Minhocao (2014).

Above and Below refers to the title of a work made in Sao Paulo in 2014: Above and Below the Minhocão. The film shows the Minhocão, an elevated highway that crosses the metropolis. Built in 1970, it represented at the time the largest road infrastructure project in South America, running 3.5 kilometers long. Urban sprawl, traffic intensity, air pollution, noise, all factors contributing to make this material outgrowth of modernity not a monument to the glory of modernity, but a symbol of its "fall", underlining the other side of the coin of the aims of progress, speed, flow management and also growth.

Publication date:2015
Number of pages: 304 pages
Number of images: 289 images
Weight: 687 g.
Dimensions: 11 × 19 ×m
Language:French / English
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