Sao Paulo, Brazil
Why do I want to participate?
As a foreigner living in Sao Paulo this project allows me to participate in the city around me, which can be difficult sometimes due to language barriers. I look a lot but I don't always pay attention to what I hear. The project gives me the opportunity to have a more sensual experience of the city I live in.
As an almost profession eavesdropper, moving halfway across the world to where I don’t speak the language has been like flying into a world of silence, almost like loosing the gift of listening. It has made me listen more carefully, to pick up the one or two words I understand, know.
But I often switch off. When I head home, it feels like everyone is shouting and I delight in the snippets of conversation I hear on buses or in shops and have to stop myself from joining in the conversation. Here that is not a problem.
The rain keeps me constant company. Sometimes just dripping. Sometimes flooding and rushing down the streets.
SP//SP: Small sounds. Big city. from Anna Fitzpatrick on Vimeo.
The most helicopters. The longest traffic jams. Skating instead of surfing. One side of Brazilian life.
Pulse from Anna Fitzpatrick on Vimeo.