Press release Control Syntax Rio
12 June 2016 - 8 January 2017
The city of Rio de Janeiro has an advanced command and control centre from which various scenarios – from traffic jams to acts of terrorism and natural disasters – can be predicted and potentially prevented. The installation Control Syntax Rio, on show at Het Nieuwe Instituut from 12 June 2016, shows how this Olympic city is being read as a matrix of potential calamities and the impact this has on the social climate of the city.
Control room Rio de Janeiro. Centro de Operações Rio de Janeiro. Photo George Soares.