Runway

2018
São Paolo
archival print/dibond/brown frame
59-83.5 inches, (edition 5 + 2 a.p.)

A runway with a dead end. São Paulo has been expanding so rapidly that it has blocked the growth of one of the citys four airports. The CongonhasDeputado Freitas Nobre Airport was originally constructed in 1936 outside of São Paulos urban area. Today, the surrounding buildings almost absorb the hub. Unavoidable accidents and noise pollution from one of Brazils busiest airports has forced it to limit itself to domestic flights with a restricted number of landing slots and operating times. Wilschuts work focuses on the clash that occurs when these two distinct sites merge, reflecting on the evolution of megacities at large.


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