Why do you make art?
I believe that making art is a very political act. And we must use this in a very careful, well thought out and articulate way. In this sense, I make art to express my thoughts about the current condition between chaos, euphoria and fervor that the current society lives.
What changes can art make to life?
This question is very delicate. I don’t believe that art itself can change a lot, it is already inserted in a socio-economic context that is very distant from social reality, but it also has the strength to express itself in different layers and contexts.
So, I believe that art together with other social initiatives can help to change the way we think about reality, our social and economic relations. But only the real politics made in the day-to-day, in the streets that can change something.
How would you characterize the time we live in?
Well, today, April 7, 2020, we are facing a global epidemic, which is a very different situation because we never imagined living locked up at home (although in the past they have already alerted us to the possibility of a new pandemic). This difficulty of living only at home is a real psychic struggle, as we are totally sociable beings who depend on each other to live in harmony.
So, in order to minimize the mental problems that may arise during this period, I believe that it is a time to live and think only in the present, because the future does not exist anymore.
Besides that, we are already living in a strange time, as modernity was formed around efficiency and dynamism impersonal in the face of imitation of mechanized rhythms. Unfortunately, there is a generalized leveling of all people, transformed into indistinct objects of the same mass expropriation of time and praxis.
After this pandemic, I hope that we can find conscious observations about the failed attempt to understand the present and project the future through the past, so that we can strip off all the obedient control characterized in self-performance.