Bruno Baietto
Fuutlaan 2A, 5613 AB,
Eindhoven, Netherlands

The Father, The son, and the Holy Ghost

The father, the son, and the holly ghost, is a research on the so-called mega-churches from the "igreja universal reino de deus". A pentecostal organization based in Brazil broadly known from money laundry scandals and tax evasion, to its involvement with the Brazilian far-right politics.

Megachurches have been inaugurated alongside the country in the poorest areas since the late 2010s falsely claimed by the organization to being paid by the follower's tithe. Originally the buildings compromise of monumental proportions adopting elements from neoclassical architecture and corporate buildings with the common factor of being settled into the poorest neighborhoods of the richest cities. Such as the biggest temple in São Paulo (center of the picture) the Solomon's temple, an 80,0000 m2 replica of Solomon's temple as described in the bible installed in the industrial neighborhood of Bom Retiro.

The work presents scale models of the three biggest constructions in the country, wrapped by images extracted by the online street view of the urban environment where they are settled.

São Paulo, Brasil- 2018