Janaina Mello Landini’s work may appear as representations of the circulatory system of the human body or roots from the natural world. But in truth, Landini’s work is created from unbraided rope, meticulously twisted and arranged and emblematic of a number of concepts. Zipper Galeria says that she combines her knowledge of “architecture, physics and mathematics” to creature each work.
“The artist’s main idea is to create a physical experience of tension, depicting imaginary networks, which define spaces and retell narratives,” one statement says. “The social cartography of individual networks shows the infinite interconnectedness and interdependence of personal trajectories throughout a system, society, and the world as a whole. The movement of bodies (ropes) and the relationship between rhythm and time are also fundamental aspects of these series.”
The Brazil-based artist has had recent shows in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Germany.