painting an entire favela!
The initial idea of the Favela Painting project has always been to paint an entire hillside favela in the center of Rio, visible to all inhabitants and visitors. As the portuguese translation for 'the hill'; 'o morro' is also used as a synonym for slum or favela, we chose to use this name for the third stage of the Favela Painting project. 'O Morro' is planned to start early 2010.
This project involves employing the inhabitants of a favela to paint their own houses according to a pre-arranged pattern. It will turn their community into an artwork of epic scale and will produce an explosion of color, joyfully radiating into the world. Visible from the center of Rio, 'O Morro' will draw attention to the city's deplorable social situation, while instilling pride and joy in the at the bottom of the social hierarchy.
The project will transform the community into a landmark, a tourist attraction, and, most of all, an inspirational monument that assumes a place as an essential part of Rio's image, alongside the Sugarloaf and the statue of Christ the Redeemer.
By focusing on extensive and painstaking preparations and working with a local workforce, Haas&Hahn hope to complete a significant part of the painting in a single 'day of visual impact' that will kick start this art intervention on a massive scale, create a joyful shock felt around the world, and write a new page in the city's history.
In order to realize our vision, the Firmeza Foundation has chosen to initiate a funding mechanism that compliments the large scale, community oriented nature of this project. Rather than seeking a lump sum from established art institutions or wealthy patrons, the 'O Morro' project will be sponsored by a community of supporters, who will finance the infrastructure, materials, and workforce needed to complete the work.
we ask you to join this community and become an active participant in a dream! Please make a donation of any size to the Firmeza Foundation and help to realize the 'O Morro'-project!
By donating €1000 or more to the Firmeza Foundation you become one of the co-founders of the 'O Morro' project. You will be credited as one of the co-founders of the project on the artwork as well as in an upcoming book and documentary. You will receive a signed certificate, an exclusive artwork by Haas&Hahn and regular updates on the project's progress. You will also be the first to receive information on its opening events, as well as travel info and visitation possibilities.
Most of all, you will be a part of an unprecedented creative burst that will improve the conditions in a neglected neighborhood while producing the greatest community-driven artwork of our time!
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