A virtual universe of reliefs, textures and colors
Espaço Carybé das Artes: technological center of reference for the artist’s life and work
The cement, reliefs, textures and colors of Hector Julio Páride Bernabó, known as Carybé, are represented in one of the most charming places in the city: Porto da Barra. The works are not on the walls, but the virtual universe created for the experience makes an immersion in prints, drawings, illustrations, ceramics, sculptures and murals in an ultra-interactive way.
Espaço Carybé das Artes is a technological center of reference for the artist’s life and work, demonstrating, through digital media and virtual reality resources, the artistic greatness of this man and his importance within the most diverse techniques and languages used.
The exhibition proposes an immersion in Carybé’s work, showing its beauty and authenticity, expressed in the various techniques used by the artist. Using technology, more than 500 works are accessible, including projections on the facade of the Fort, which create a fantastic reality, fulfilling the dream of this artist, who wanted his work to be freely seen by those who inspired him: the people of Bahia and the whole world.
This is one of the great technological differentials of the place. Exhibitions by Carybé, which took place or were created specifically for the project, are visited using Virtual Reality Glasses. The public can explore virtual environments and appreciate works that are in places where it is not possible to be in person.
Carybé Avatar characters
Carybé’s characters, modeled in 3D, are controlled and animated by the visitor with their own body, through software programming that uses kinect, in order to recognize when a visitor is in front of the projection, replicating their movements in the projection.
Easel and table with painting material simulate a studio environment. On the easel, a TV serves as a painting “canvas” for the visitor, who “unveils” Carybé’s drawings with the movement of hands and brushes, through software programming that will use Leap Motion to recognize the visitor’s movements.
A set of 9 projectors color the space with drawings by Carybé, which appear and disappear on the inner walls of the Fort.
The curatorship is by Solange Bernabó and the expographic project by the Blade Design company (Joãozito Pereira and Lanussi Pasquali). Learn more at this link.
Learn more about Hector Julio Páride Bernabó, the Carybé
Carybé’s first paintings inspired by Bahia, the land he loved at first sight, date back to 1938. Since then, he has left his mark on the city. An artist of many techniques, he preferred murals, for allowing everyone to appreciate it. Today, those who visit Bahia can enjoy his work, integrated into the city’s architecture. Some examples are: the MAM railing; the mural of the Legislative Assembly; the mural at the Airport, removed for restoration; those of Hotel da Bahia and TCA, in Campo Grande; the panels of the Orixás, carved in wood, displayed in the Afro-Brazilian Museum, in Terreiro de Jesus, among many others.
Espaço Carybé das Artes (Carybé Space for the Arts)
Opening hours: from Wednesday to Monday, from 10 am to 6 pm (admission until 5 pm).
Admission: R$ 20 (normal rate) / R$ 10 (half)
Location: São Diogo Fort, Porto da Barra, Salvador.
Important: admission is also valid for visiting the Pierre Verger Space of Bahian Photography (Santa Maria Fort).
Half rate for students and people over 60 years old. Public schools are free of charge, on previously scheduled visits. Every Wednesday, visits are free for everyone.
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Espaço Carybé. Forte São Diogo. Foto: Fábio Marconi