A megacidade instaura configurações que são
mais do que nunca invisíveis à percepção. The megacity
engenders configurations that are more than never invisible to perception. Large-scale
dynamic patterns that escape to intuition. Irreducible to individual experience,
to the mental map of its inhabitants.
The east zone of São Paulo is one of these spaces that, in contrast
to a structure, are made only by lines, by moving directions. A plan in continuous
extension and variation, without contours or limits. The successive processes
of the area reorganization had dissolved all traces of the traditional urban drawing,
the parameters of location and belonging. As in the desert or the sea, one here
is always in movement, in the middle.
A fluid space consisting of intensities, relations of forces, different rhythms
without measure. A turbulence field where there is no identity and place, but
only movement and relations: events.
The intervention of Carmela Gross is a reflection on the future of the individual
in these formless spaces, traced by abstract maps. Am I Dolores? _ her true name
_ appears as a paradoxically anachronistic affirmation: at the precise historical
moment when Carmela, as we all, loses her face to dissolve in the landscape. Now,
an individuation, says Deleuze, is made of longitude and latitude, an ensemble
of speed and slowness of non-formed elements.
It is not by chance that the inscription is a luminous board, made in neon.
An atmospheric element, in the limit of the incorporeal, of the inform. A recurrent,
iconographic device, constitutive of an urban landscape without references, indicating
an individuality that gains consistency through transit. An intensity that operates
in the interval, in the articulation zone between interior and exterior. A vector
that dissolves structural contours, extending and intensifying the space of the