PIPA’s series of special videos was created to deepen themes that came along during three years of interviews with nominated artists. They are videos that explore subjects related to the contemporary art scene in Brazil and around the world.
The series has, as one of its goals, the stimulation of discussion and reflection on different points of art as it happens nowadays.
In “Charles’ Cup of Tea” we are extremely pleased to present an exciting and intelligent conversation with the Scottish Charles Watson.
Watson, who is an independent researcher living in Rio de Janeiro, investigates the creative process almost since he arrived in Brazil, 35 years ago.
One of the main sources of his research are over 1,700 hours of interviews that Charles himself recorded, and continues recording with artists and other creators.
The extent of his experiences has resulted in unique lectures, provocative and sometimes perplexing, covering topics as diverse as complex systems, Physics, music, contemporary art and extreme sports, always with a hint of British humor. *
Charles Watson is an artist, who graduated from Bath University (England), in Fine Arts and Literature. He participated in several solo and collective exhibitions. He was the director of the Centro de Arte Hélio Oiticica (2000-2003) and currently directs the Projeto Dynamic Encounters International Art Workshops and since 1982 he teaches problem solving and creative thinking at at School of Visual Arts ( Escola de Artes Visuais – EAV) of Parque Lage, in Rio de Janeiro.
Watch the video “Charles’ Cup of Tea”, comment and run for PIPA catalogs.
* free translation from the blog “O Processo Criativo”