This innovative app allows you to hear the stories of the people profiled in the multimedia exhibition, Somos Brasil; just hold your phone in front of the portrait and start listening….
Somos Brasil is a multimedia exhibition and book created by artist Marcus Lyon. 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 Marcus toured Brazil exploring the most diverse corners of the country with producer Camila Pastorelli of ImageMagica and sound recordist and camera assistant Luciano Bonomo. Together they mapped the ancestral DNA, personal stories and visual identity of 104 remarkable Brazilians. Somos Brasil draws the three elements of identity, the 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.