40 nego bom é um real

2013, Kollaboration (visuelles Konzept, Bild & Collage) vom Projekt von Jonathas de Andrade.
16 Siebdrucke auf Holz, 7 Gravuren auf Acryl, 40 Risodrucke auf Papier, 40 Laserdrucke auf Papier. Variable Dimensionen.

Mein Beitrag zur Arbeit ist das visuelle Konzept, die Ausführung einer digitalen Collage und Vorbereitung zum Siebdruck. Wir haben über die Collage und Farbflächenreduktion des Druckverfahrens imaginäre Szenen konstruiert und eine Illustrative Ästhetik gesucht.

Die Bildserie illustriert die Herstellung der Süssigkeit „Nego Bom“:

“Nego Bom" is the name of a very popular candy in the Northeast of Brazil. In portuguese, "nego bom" means literally something like “good black”, and “nego” (male) or “nega” (female) is also a colloquial - usually warm - way people call each other, but linguistically it carries historical – also colonial and racist – connotations.
"In the local markets, there is a popular slogan that says "40 nego bom por R$ 1,00", something like "40 black candies for R$ 1,00", so the sellers say this slogan out loud in the streets to sell this candy. The project starts taking this slogan as a title."
"40 black candies for R$ 1,00" consists in two parts. First, a set of instructions for preparing this particular candy, illustrated by the perspective of a fictional factory. The recipe takes the whole production line — taking the bananas from the banana trees, carrying them, peeling them, smashing them, cooking the bananas with sugar, reaching the point, letting it cool / rest, separating in small pieces, finishing and covering it with plastic transparent paper. In the second part, all working relations are revealed in a sort of account table, where the calculation of the payment goes through friendship, favors and personal relations of all sorts."
 (Jonathas de Andrade)