Longe daqui, aqui mesmo, 2010 [ with Fabio Morais]
“Longe daqui, aqui mesmo” (Far away, right here) was specially created by Marilá Dardot and Fabio Morais for the 29th São Paulo Biennial. The two artists where asked to imagine a library for the exhibition, and the result is an under construction maze-house, a place made of bricks, affections and tributes.
The outside view is an unfinished space, like a maze/house under construction. When the visitor enters, he walks through some tiled and wallpapered rooms, he crosses doors and steps on carpets with book covers images. Bricks and books are a construction element here (and literature, ideas, words).
When the library is reached, the visitor is surprised by a white finished room where he will find books and chairs to sit on and enyoy reading.
The artists proposed three collections for the library: one was the answer of the artists participating in the 29a Bienal to the question: “Which book would you use to build your house?”; other was an open call for artists books; and, finally, a selection of contemporary literature. After the end of the exhibition, the collection will be part of the Historical Archive Wanda Svevo, maintained by the Fundação Bienal de São Paulo, and open to public access.