— It’s a praying mantis
The 0002 has three objectives on this planet.
First, to share landscapes, wild nature, feelings and experiences from a recent visit to Brazil.
Second, to bring a better understanding about this South American country and its early 2019 reality. The political atmosphere since the 2018 elections has divided even more Brazilian people into ‘left’ and ‘right’. This year feels like the dawn of a disturbing new truth: 152 more agrotoxins have suddenly become legal here; the new president has tried to merge the Environmental Ministry into the Agricultural Ministry; exploratory companies have gained power in many areas; indigenous lands are under threat; now it’s easier for people to buy guns.
Third, to bring you a challenge. All of the above stands in stark contrast to the natural beauty you can see in this collection of photos. Which leads to the following question. What can we do to solve the negative impact of politics in our life and in the environment, taking Brazil as an example of a country that is being torn? Clearly, no easy solution for that. Maybe one option is to avoid raising politicians’ flags and to explore your creative or other inspired skills, whatever they are. For the good causes, use your voice — speak out — art can be your super-superpower. Write a poem, or a song. Do a drawing, or a cartoon series. What about a zine? Come up with a cunning performance, or a blog, or a film. Use your social media to change the world for better, write a post or thousands of them, or even a book. Talk to your friends, raise awareness, start discussions about it. Do whatever you can do. You got it.
But do something — be more out there! That’s Troi.to’s call to action in this second edition.
Thank you in advance and enjoy these bits from Brazil.
It’s those looks — It’s baby burrowing owls
It’s a piru-piru
It’s a curious sagui monkey
It’s a jail in the distance
It’s a match
It's also colourful
It’s Spiders’ Island
It’s that landscape on the inside of a toilet door
It’s those palm trees in the wind
It’s these big scissor birds having a feast
In this edition you see a collection of pictures from a trip to Florianópolis Island by Rodrigo “Troito” Troitiño, a Brazilian-born visual artist and art director currently based in Amsterdam. Captions inspired by The Water of March, a Brazilian song by Toquinho, singer and composer.
— Thanks to Vanessa Inggs, Ben Blench, Eleonora Usatikova, Nadia Allen and Sophia Kienhuis, who helped me reviewing and cutting edges of this edition’s editorial and captions. Special thanks to Priscila Nicoletti for the traditional support.