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As part of the exhibition Quase Liquido at the Itau Cultural Centre in Sao Paulo, the Brazilian artist Eduardo Srur installed twenty enormous plastic coloured bottles along the Tieté River.

As part of the exhibition Quase Liquido at the Itau Cultural Centre in Sao Paulo, the Brazilian artist Eduardo Srur installed twenty enormous plastic coloured bottles along the Tieté River.

This surprising installation punctuated millions of commuters’ journeys along the big avenue skirting the river that saw the city of Sao Paulo grow – a city that has been in total agony in the last decades because of the bad waste management.

Such a striking and eye catching piece seems to be a remarkable approach to raise awareness of an extremely polluted situation in a country with the largest tropical forest in the world.

Pets, as the work is called, appears to be quite a humorous reflection of the waste dynamic and the scale of the city of Sao Paulo. Playing with the construction of a model in gigantic proportions suggests perhaps it was the dying water of the river that had caused the discarded plastic bottles to mutate into these scary dimensions.

The exhibition Quase Liquido, curated by Caue Alves, was on view at the Itau Cultural Centre in Sao Paulo from the end of March till the end of May 2008, with works by Ana Maria Tavares, Artur Lescher, Cao Guimarães, Daniel Acosta, Débora Bolsoni, Eduardo Srur, Hector Zamora, Louise Ganz, Lúcia Koch, Martí Peran, Ricardo Basbaum, Rivane Neuenschwander, Rosângela Rennó, Tatiana Ferraz and Zezão.
                 

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