Friday, 3 February 2012
A bit of Brazil in a Somerset wedding
(All images: Friday Late: Hot Brazil at the V&A, London, 2012. (c) V&A Images)
"How can I help you?" asked Sylvia Morgado, as I sat down to take part in her Free Advice installation at the V&A's Hot Brazil exhibition. "I'm getting married in Somerset in the summer and I wondered if you had any ideas on how I could bring some Brazilian-ness to it?" I replied.
I know this hardly fits the description of the installation - participants were encouraged to talk to Sylvia as if she were a psychologist - but I'm ok on the psychology front and could really do with some more frivolous wedding chat.
True to her installation, Sylvia typed up a "prescription" for me, advising that I choose to play the song Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar (I Know I'll Love You) by Vinicius de Maoraes as I walk down the aisle.
I later looked up the song on YouTube and I'm considering it.
The V&A served up a host of other great installations - predominantly interactive ones - music and dance. Roll on the Rio carnival later this month.