welcome to book of roofs

brazilian-born multimedia artist josely carvalho lives and works in new york city and rio de janeiro. her works range from paintings, sculptures and book art to printmaking, video and sound installations and most recently the internet. her installations incorporate varied technology in the construction of both digital and physical environments.

book of roofs is a media/installation project by josely carvalho that includes an interactive website (http://www.book-of-roofs.com) and print/video/sound installations. the project's foundation is built on the traditional colonial-style clay roof tile, basic in the construction of brazilian dwellings. beginning as a conceptual sculptural book art, it consisted of a video installation using a truckload of 3,000 clay roof tiles, arranged in circular patterns. the internet is now the site of book of roofs, an interactive montage, organized through a database process to collet a non-linear narrative of historical associations, individual/collective memories and facts of our basic necessity of being sheltered at a moment in history when the sense of home has been shifted. the turtle, josely carvalho's avatar, as an interface, guides the user in the construction of a cybernetic roof. book of roofs is a project from creative capital foundation.

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