Rio Occupy London
As part of the London 2012 Festival arts programme, 30 Brazilian artists have been invited to take part in Rio Occupation London, a project commissioned by Rio de Janeiro's State Culture Secretariat and co-produced by the Battersea Arts Centre (CLICK). Breno Pineschi will be sticking up 10,000 brightly coloured paper bananas around the capital. He says it's, "my way to bring a real feeling of colour and happiness from my city Rio and my country" (CLICK). Brazil, you may recall, is one of those South American country's where police hit squads murder street children to control their numbers (CLICK). Above is Ratao Diniz's beautiful and carefully cropped Photo of a Boy up a Pole. It's not clear whether the boy was merely having fun or trying to escape a Brazilian police murder squad!