The intervention provoked a questioning about the mobility problems in large urban centres.

Formed by a replica of an imperial carriage and four horses sculpted in real scale, the intervention was installed over 30 meters high over the Octávio Frias de Oliveira bridge at marginal Pinheiros, in São Paulo.

The work compared the average speed of displacement of a car in the traffic of São Paulo, during rush hour, with the speed of a carriage in the times of the Empire when asphalt did not even exist. Both move at a slow 20 kilometres per hour.

Carruagem appropriated the architecture considered the new postcard of São Paulo to denounce the transformation of the urban landscape with the same retrograde policy of car use.

During the exhibition, Srur challenged Ingo Hoffmann - the greatest Brazilian Stock Car driver in history - to an unusual race. The artist drove a carriage pulled by a Lusitanian horse on the bike path along the banks of the Pinheiros River. And Hoffmann piloted a sports car on the express lane. The result was a technical tie.

For Srur: "We don't need more concrete in the landscape, we need innovative ideas that transform the way we move around the city.

Technical Data Sheet

Iron, wood, resin, automotive paint, mannequin and leather
2.50 x 10 x 3 m

São Paulo, 2012

Photo: Rogério Canella