My creative approach to art is a reflection of my culturally syncretic Brazilian heritage combined with my fascination for Roy Ascott's technoetic art. Independent of any specific medium, my work aims to reconcile different understandings of the world; especially the binaries mundane-sublime, virtual-real, digital-physical, space-time. It also seeks to encourage connectivity and consciousness by transcending normal assumptions, physical constrains and social barriers.
I think of myself as a storyteller who uses different types of narratives to engage with the viewer/participant/user’s perceptions. The story I aim to tell is not mine but the participant’s. My artwork offers opportunities, prompts and cues for such exchanges. Determining the best medium to convey this exchange is my great challenge and excitement! Challenge, because it makes me venture through concepts and skills that may be foreign to me, yet necessary to master in order to “tell the story.” Excitement, because this exploration pushes me to focus on the process and pursue research and collaboration to expand my concepts and skills.
My syncretic technoetic approach to new media and fine arts pushed me to expand my understanding of perceptions and processes. This led me to pursue an interdisplinary PhD to explore the aesthetic aspects and dynamic relationship among user, information and interface as a complex adaptive system. This pursuit is allowing me to focus on the potential of information architecture for generative artworks, dynamic data visualization and knowledge art. Consequently, my artwork may take varied forms such as a collage-drawing composite, a photograph, a Giclee print, a poster, a video performance, a hybrid interactive installation, or a generative net environment.