Interview with Pipa 2016 Nominated Artists | Meet Carla Chaim and Guto Lacaz

In every edition of the Prize, the participating artists are invited to record exclusive video interviews, an opportunity for artists to voice their ideas, talk about their creative processes and careers. The video interviews are produced by Matrioska Filmes. This week, we released interviews with Carla Chaim and Guto Lacaz.

Carla Chaim

Carla Chaim discusses how her History of Art course, and the aesthetics of history in particular influenced her work. The artist tells us that in order to record her video performances, she began to pay more attention to gestures, actions, articulations and body movements. “I started to record videos, make video performances and make drawings where the body was present. The body would turn into an instrument. It is a body that roams, or walks aimlessly. It is a useless action. It is a body that follows the limits of where it is going”, explains Chaim.

Access the artist’s page to learn more about her career.

Guto Lacaz

Guto Lacaz works with drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, installation and performance. The artist speaks about his passion in learning new techniques and discusses his greatest adventure: a work made in 1989 called “Auditorium for Sensitive issues”, an urban intervention in which the artist uses the water surface as a kind of support. For Lacaz, art is energy: “Art is what is between the artwork and the viewer. When you walk by a work of art, it captures you, and then that’s pure energy going on between you and the work”, explains Lacaz.

Access the artist’s page to learn more about his career.

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