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Kristjana S Williams brings her cartographic art to Rio in time for the Olympics

Kristjana S Williams‘ latest work appears both inside and outside the famous Rio hotel. There are illustrated maps over the reception and concierge desks and a window exhibit depicting various host Olympic cities – including London, Athens and Rio and 2020’s host, Tokyo – which runs behind the hotel and can be viewed from Avenida Nossa Senhora.

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The projection work consists of a series of animations of butterflies which are beamed onto the building for ten minutes each evening at 7pm. Each butterfly bears a different country’s flag on its wings, reflecting the particular nations who have had success at the Olympics that day.

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Kristjana S Williams is represented by Outline Artists, see also kristjanaswilliams.com. Client: Belmond (Eva Ziegler & Andrea Natal). Creative Director: Adrian Hulf. Animation (projections): Kristjana S Williams in collaboration with Darren Hanson