Ordem e Progresso / Ordem e Progresso
Ordem e Progresso (2003)

3D animation. single channel video. (sound)
30 min. loop

Ordem e Progresso is the second of a series of utopian projects each conceived for various modernist museums around the world. This 3D animation acts as a virtual site-specific sculpture for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Niteroi, Brazil, designed by Oscar Niemeyer. A huge threatening sphere rolls around inside the circular shape of the museum, following the “trapped” viewer in a claustrophobic experience. The sphere is in fact a 3D version of the circular logo taken from the Brazilian flag with its motto “Order and Progress”: a statement that could be a manifesto for modernist architecture.

(3D graphic design by Christian Dubroca)