Saturday, November 12, 2022

The mirrored Ayrton Senna sculpture at Interlagos

From the Senna site:
An unprecedented tribute to Ayrton Senna has just been presented at the Interlagos Speedway in São Paulo (SP), on Wednesday (9), the week of the São Paulo Formula 1 GP. Produced by the artist Lalalli Senna, niece of the three-time world champion driver, the artwork made of polished and faceted aluminum is 3.5 meters high, weighs 550 kilos, and is part of the celebrations of 50 years of F1 Grand Prix in Brazil.
In February 2023, the work “Nosso Senna” will be inaugurated to the public in great style. The work will gain a phygital touch with several interactive attractions, making the sculpture an even more special meeting point, extending Ayrton Senna’s legacy and message to the city and his fans. From that date on, people will be able to visit the monumental piece, according to the racetrack’s operation.

Through QR-Codes installed near the bust and around it, the public will be able to access videos with more information about the driver, listen to playlists of his favorite songs, and a few other surprises whose details are still kept secret, such as a mini game specially made for the fans who will visit the place.

The artist elaborated the work in polished and faceted aluminum, forming a “multitude of mirrors” so that visitors, when contemplating Senna, see themselves reflected back.

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