Somos Brasil

Somos Brasil. We are Brazil.

Over a six-month period Marcus Lyon toured Brazil exploring the most diverse corners of the country with a producer and sound recordist. Together they mapped the ancestral DNA, personal stories and visual identity of over one hundred remarkable Brazilians. Somos Brasil draws three elements of identity: visual, spoken and genetic together to cast light on the personal, social and cultural diversity of Brazil. The app uses an image recognition system that recognises the portrait and allows you to listen to their story in their own words.

The graphics take its cue from the Brazilian flag, deconstructed to its individual elements – including a symbol that forms a figure as the logo for the project. The book was designed to show the portraits first and then for the DNA to be discovered within each person.

In collaboration with Marcus Lyon.
Download the app. Sound production by Matt Hill.

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