Jardin de la Petite Afrique
Horaire : 27, 28 and 29th April 2016
Surucuá, Teque-teque, Arara spacialized 8 channel sound installation, 11’11’’ 2012
Photo Credit: © Amilcar Packer
Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, an artist living and working in Rio de Janeiro, uses different media such as film, photography, and installation to explore the connection between the living and the abstract, between nature and human observation. His sound piece Surucuá, Teque-teque, Arara (2012) installed in Jardin de la Petite Afrique is based on a 60 meter transect through the Atlantic Rainforest of Brazil. We hear the calls of birds such as trogons and macaws, or of monkeys – sounds that merge with the traffic sounds of the city. A small urban park becomes intertwined with an acoustic slice from another part of the world.
Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, who was born in 1977 in Barcelona, lives in Brazil and dreamed of being a biologist as he was growing up. This connection with nature in perpetual motion is a constant source of inspiration for the artist. His work spans several media: sculptures, installations and films. His work, which is as poetic as it is subtle, explores the relationship between language and the world.
He exhibited at CRAC Alsace in Altkirch in 2014, and at the 2015 Triennial at the New Museum in New York, where he presented the installation Phantom, a virtual environment simulating the psychedelic experience of the Amazonian forest. In addition to working on his own art, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané is one of the organisers behind the experimental Universidade de Verão à Capacete school in Rio de Janeiro.
Other exhibitions: Kadist Art Foundation, Paris; Nouveau Musée National de Monaco; Lafayette Anticipation (Galeries Lafayette foundation).