Ring: One With Nature
Mariko Mori | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, South America | 2016
Rio de Janeiro - Faou Foundation announces Ring: One with Nature by Mariko Mori is completed and on permanent view to the public in Cunhambebe State Park in Muriqui, Mangaratiba, Rio de Janeiro State, as gifted by the Foundation to the Instituto Estadual do Ambiente (State Institute of the Environment, Brazil) and the State of Rio de Janeiro. The installation remains a legacy of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The work premiered August 2nd, with the full endorsement of the Celebra Cultural Program of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic games.
A Dream, Realized
The artist was inspired by her dream of 7 years ago, in which a heavenly ring appeared above a waterfall. After a wide ranging search for the waterfall of her vision including 30 sites and 5 years. Ring was finally permanently installed at the Véu da Noiva waterfall, meaning “the veil of the bride,” located in Muriqui, Mangaratiba, in Rio de Janeiro State. This new work realizes this vision, featuring a luminous 3m diameter ring suspended at the peak of a 58-meter-high cascade.
Apoio | Supported By:
MORI ISO CORPORATION, JOHN S. WADSWORTH JR., ROSENKRANZ FOUNDATION THE HAYDEN FAMILY FOUNDATION, WILBUR L. ROSS JR.
Apoios Adicionais | With Additional Support From:
Gentil Doação | In Kind Donation:
Parceiros Internacionais de Mídia | International Media Partners:
Consultores Honorários | Honorary Advisors:
Ambassador Corrêa do Lago, Marcello Dantas, Marcio and Mara Fainziliber, Yoshiko Mori, Frances Reynolds, Marcus Vinicius Ribeiro
Agradecimentos Especiais | Special Thanks:
Melissa Chiu, Lisa Dennison, Benjamin Genocchio, Charles Gepp, Yasuko Kasaki, Sean Kelly, Paula Bezerra De Mello, Satoshi Miyazato, Rosa Moreira, Aska Mori, Yoko Mori, Shizuka Moriwaki, Alexandra Munroe, Ambassador Ana Cabral Petersen, Nadine Peyser, Guilherme Pinto, Michael Rock, Tetsuhiro Shikiyama, Masami Shiraishi, Carolina Tendler
Equipe do Projeto | Project Team:
Eleni Petaloti, Diretora Executiva | Executive Director (Faou) / Ricardo Pittella, Justin Stolze, Engenharia Estrutural | Structural Engineer (Arup) Stuart Huggan, Yevgeny Koramblyum, Jacob Bek (Mariko Mori Studio), Arquiteto | Architect / Pierre Andre Martin, Project Manager (EMBYA) / Priscila Compelo / Daniela Kaufman / Eliana Castilho, Coordinação Local | Local Coordinator / Yumi Nawa, Coordinação | Coordinator / Michael C. Mulhern and Jeff Anderson (TriPyramid) / Marcello Leite Barbosa, Josemar Rocha (Arteficial) / Yoshihisa Tanaka, Graphic Design / Sutton PR / Sunny Side Up / Mario Canivello / Reiko Tomii, Translator | Mina Lee, Laura Micalizzi, Takahiro Imamura, Chris Moore, Emma Covode (Mariko Mori Studio)