For the Brazilian Pavilion in the London Design Biennale 2018, London-based Brazilian artist and designer David Elia has created an installation titled ‘Desmatamento’ (Deforestation). The multi-sensory piece captures the vulnerability of Brazil’s rainforest and the raw emotions surrounding both its destruction, and the ongoing efforts to save it.
Desmatamento will be at the London Design Biennale, Somerset House, Room 12, West Wing from 4th – 23rd September.
Elia’s focus for the installation highlights the Mata Atlantica, a rainforest in South America which spans along the Atlantic Coast running from Rio Grande do Norte in Brazil, to Paraguay. The biodiversity present in the Mata Atlantica is one of the densest and abundant in the world as well as being one of the most threatened.