- Public work by Leandro Erlich in Rio is launched with the Olympic Games
Tags: Leandro Erlich / OIR / Marcello Dantas
Created in 2012 by curator Marcello Dantas, project OIR – Outras Ideas para o Rio commissions large urban interventions and public artworks by Brazilian and foreign artists in the city of Rio de Janeiro. The emancipatory power of contemporary art and the intercultural exchange are amongst the project’s motivations, alongside Rio de Janeiro’s urban particularities and natural exuberance.
Argentinian Leandro Erlich (Buenos Aires, 1973) is one of the highlights of the project’s next edition, which happens from July 16th to August 14th, 2016. His hitherto unseen installation Run for the music will be presented at the Madureira Park. The work that appears to be a roughly 1 km wall composed of metal tubes can actually be considered a music box, which remains silent until activated by the public. If a visitor runs throughout its extensions pressing a baton against the tubes, he will probably be surprised by his automatic transformation in a musician skilled enough to play Beethoven’s 9th Symphony.