My creative approach to art is a reflection of my culturally syncretic Brazilian heritage, a rich entanglement of aesthetic and religious expressions, combined with Roy Ascott's vision of technoetic art, which aims to explore consciousness and connectivity through the creative use of technologies. Independent of any specific medium, I seek to transcend everyday assumptions, physical constraints, and social barriers to reveal the possibilities of different realities coexisting, informing and being informed by one another in the creation of new and unique realities. I think of myself as a storyteller who uses different types of narratives to engage with the perceptions of others. My work--conceptually diverse, technically skilled, frequently humorous, and always quirky--aims to invite, prompt, and provoke the fresh narratives and counter-narratives of those others.
I began my creative practice as a photographer and designer, but my technoetic essence pushed me to explore new concepts, materials, and technologies. The genesis of my creative process is quite often an image, usually one of my own photographs since they reflect and ground my own reality. Focusing on the concept, yet conscious of the social, political, cultural, and ecological implications of materials and processes; and determining the best medium or tool to expand my reality into a narrative that engages others are my greatest challenges and sources of excitement! The challenge is to venture through concepts and techniques that may be unfamiliar, yet necessary to engage in order to “tell the story.” The excitement arises through explorations of the creative process and pursuit of new research and collaborations that expand my concepts and techniques. Consequently, my artwork may take such varied forms as a photographic series printed on wood or Rives paper, or projected onto different materials, or pasted in a notebook complementing a manifesto, a collage-drawing-painting composite, a digital poster or zine, a video performance, a hybrid interactive installation, or a social-media-based generative net environment.
My technoetic essence coupled with my curiosity about historical events and theoretical concepts pushed me to expand my creative practice and deepen my understanding of how perceptions and processes promote consciousness. This led me to pursue an art-based interdisciplinary PhD exploring the aesthetic, historical, philosophical, and scientific aspects of human-computer interactions as a complex adaptive system promoting consciousness -- Cybersemiotic Experience -- through expansion of the potential of information architecture for generative artworks, dynamic data visualization, and knowledge art.