Statement

I believe in the necessity of art. I consider the practice of art within context, and its capacity for the re-interpretation of social and cultural phenomena, as a form of action that can actively influence the processes it intervenes. I understand the possible limitations of thinking of art as useful, and I welcome the challenge.

My artistic process begins with a personal call. The need to act upon a given image or fact comes from the effect it has on me. After that first impression, I approach the social phenomenon behind the daily life experience that affected me. It is from this context that my projects develop addressing social events as they are, considering and exposing both their working mechanisms and conflicts.

Over the years, my interest has focused on informality: alternative ways of circulating information, piracy, social activities benefitting from legal loopholes, informal economy, and phenomena resulting from social creativity and recycling. When I look into these experiences, I pay particular attention to those dynamics intimately related to identity, memory, and forgetfulness.

After I conclude my research, I finish the artistic process by creating something that is meant to engage with the phenomenon that I studied. It could be a film, a public intervention, an installation or a multimedia object. Based on the principles of relational aesthetics, the resulting project that I create should interact with the social event and the actors involved -including myself- to the point of altering its original settings. My intervention as an artist ends with full documentation of these interactions.