A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
340: World Cup mirror hour glass
In September 2011, a giant hourglass was set up at Praça da Liberdade in Belo Horizonte. The eight-meter-high and over four hundred kilo-heavy object contained a digital clock that counted the days until the kick-off of the first match of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The hourglass, an initiative of businessman Rene Salviano, and made by artist Vittorio Torchetti, was covered with mirror glass. Initially, everyone was enthusiastic about the new acquisition, but just two years later the object was a beloved target of vandalism. Expressions against the World Cup were regularly sprayed on the mirror glass. For me it was an interesting object to play with reflections as you can see in the photo.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2011, 2017