Surreal Tree Branches Sprout Out from Indoor Support Beams

Baitogogo is a half-sculptural, half-architectural installation by Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira that presents a surreal growth of tree branches out of white columns. The So Paulo-based artist's piece offers a unique perspective of indoor design while reminding viewers of the materials used for construction. He presents a structural and organic fusion that plays with one's sense of space.

Having installed this incredible site-specific piece at Palais de Tokyo in Paris earlier this year, the exhibit states, “Creating a spectacular and invasive Gordian Knot, Henrique Oliveira plays with Palais de Tokyo's architecture, allowing a work that combines the vegetal and the organic to emerge. The building itself becomes the womb that produces this volume of ‘tapumes' wood, a material used in Brazilian towns to construct the wooden palisades that surround construction sites.”

Check out the behind the scenes “making of” video, below, to get a better idea of the installation's structural composition.

Photo credit: Andr Morin
Henrique Oliveira website

Pinar

Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at NBC Universal, Penguin Books, and the Tribeca Film Festival as well as many other independent media companies. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies—anything from foreign art house films to mainstream blockbusters.
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