Reporter photographic and visual artist, Guilherme Bergamini is Brazilian and graduated in Journalism. For more than two decades, he has developed projects with photography and the various narrative possibilities that art offers. The works of the artist dialogue between memory and social political criticism. He believes in photography as the aesthetic potential and transforming agent of society. Awarded in national and international competitions, Guilherme Bergamini participated in collective exhibitions in 30 countries.
The Wake Up! Memorial – Gandhi PPNRCD
Guilherme Bergamini (Brazil) – Plenitude, 2020, 5:00
Concept and author: Guilherme Bergamini
Co-author: Luiz Gomide
Music: Ismália (from a poem by Alphonsus de Guimaraens)
Composition: Luiz Gomide
Arrangement and piano: Rodrigo Lana
Video: Guilherme Bergamini
Editing: Guilherme Dutra
English translation of the poem: Nelson Ascher
English translation of credits: Tiago Gambogi & Margaret Swallow
Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article I.
Alphonsus de Guimaraens
When Ismália went mad, she,
Dreaming in a tower high,
Saw a moon up in the sky,
Saw a moon down in the sea.
Then she started, dreamingly
Bathing in moonlight, to sigh
For the moon up in the sky,
For the moon down in the sea.
Lost in her insanity,
She sung there a lullaby:
She was so close to the sky,
She was so far from the sea.
Like an angel, finally,
She spread both her wings to fly
Toward the moon up in the sky,
Toward the moon down in the sea.
The two angel-wings that she
Got from God flapped and thereby
Her soul soared straight to the sky,
Her flesh sunk deep in the sea.
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with
reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
Alphonsus de Guimaraens, Brazilian writer born on July 24, 1870 in the city of Ouro Preto, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. He died on July 15, 1921 in Mariana, Minas Gerais.