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São Paulo-based artist Paulo Climachauska brings three series of his work to Rio, occupying all three galleries and the courtyard of the Flamengo branch of Oi Futuro that, as ever, brings his love of mathematical precision to the fore. From paintings and sculptures to installations and video, the collection has been specifically tailored to the telephonicular venue, appropriately espousing lofty theories regarding the universe and its subjection to numerical forms and formulas.
Level one houses the 'Tac-Tic' series and links with the external work 'O Dia em Que a Terra Parou' ('The Day the Earth Stood Still'), a 90cm-diameter granite sculpture of an inverted sundial. Inside, fourteen black and white panels of formica and wood continue the theme of a ticking clock controlled by sun and shadow.
The childrens' game of Pick-up Sticks is the inspiration behind the 28 giant aluminium sticks that make up 'Modelo Para Armar', whilst on the second floor the 'Blefe' ('Bluff') series comprises eight geometric silkscreens that pay homage to the abstarct artists of the 1950s.