Place: Belo Horizonte
Publisher: Self published
Size: 6 x 9 cm (approx.)
Hardcover with plastic playing cards, leporello, edition of 200 copies. Desgin by Guilherme Bergamini, text by Sinara Sandri.
The dialogue proposed in this work articulates two series impacted by the Brazilian political situation. Carta Branca is the author's first experience in capturing images with a cell phone. The series gathers photographs produced during walks in Belo Horizonte between the coup that ousted the presidency of the Republic in 2016 and the election of his successor. Guilherme collects clues and builds a narrative that anticipates the result of the unrestricted confidence that led to victory at the polls.
The 01/01/2019 series are photographs of interventions carried out on old banknotes. The numismatic passion flowed on the first day of Jair Bolsonaro's term as President of the Republic to inscribe on the liberal-inspired effigy of the note of 200 new cruzados - launched in 1989, in celebration of the I Centenary of the Republic - a satire to the players of the democratic game .
The project was transformed into a photobook in the shape of playing cards, where the cover and back cover of the deck is stamped with the golden figure of $ 100 to remember the commitments to international banking.
Guilherme plays dubious and offers an authentic note stamped as a fake. It is a casino where dollars, new cruzados, cruzeiros and reais are mixed.
The carte blanche is only possible if the black box remains sealed.