BITE #11 – Luciano Siqueira
24 horas de ruído
Contemporary Bites Archive
Bite #11 by Luciano Siqueira
WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE US TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?
Rio de Janeiro, 1976
Luciano Siqueira is a Brazilian artist based in Rio. He studied at Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage, a Brazilian reference for visual production, and works with important artists and curators in Rio. His works merges photography with video art installations, in which he researches human bodies’ displacements at different metropolitan transport systems in the world. In addition to Brazil, his work was exhibited at museums and art galleries in the United States, Germany, United Kingdom, Norway, Portugal, Cyprus, Lithuania and Argentina.
HOW DID THE COVID-19 BREAKDOWN AFFECT YOUR WORK AS AN ARTIST? HAS YOUR WAY OF THINKING/PRODUCING ART CHANGED? IN WHAT WAY?
COVID-19 stopped many of my projects, like my art exhibitions in Washington DC and Oslo. It also paused my theater tour –I work as a sound designer for theater.. However, it has opened other ways to exhibit. Since my quarantine, I have been exhibiting on virtual galleries. I think, it could be a solution to share our art in the future. Because I think, the world will never be the same.
ABOUT THE BITE
24 horas de rúido
According to the study A Universe of Opportunities and Challenges, by EMC, in 2020 the digital universe will reach 40 trillions of gigabytes, equivalent 5 thousand gigabytes per person in the world. Due to COVID-19 pandemic this number is exponentially increasing, bringing us some questions: What will we do with that information? Who reads those posts? How are we affected by that? 24 horas de ruído (24 hours of noise) proposes a reflection about the volume of daily information that we consume on the news, adds and social media. It is a digital collage of the posts read by the artist on his social media between April 18th and 19th, 2020, generating a 300x150cm art piece with a continuous text of 450 thousand characters.