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.

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.

 



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