SILVIO DE GRACIA (AR) Interview
Together with the video selection MORE THAN BODY from Videoplay2010 International videoart festival
(Junin – Buenos Aires – Argentina), VisualContainerTv presents an interview to his curator Silvio De Gracia, an Argentinian artist and founder of several videoart festivals in Buenos Aires and all over the world.
Silvio here introduces to the video production in Argentina and explains about the current and prospective features of videoart. In particular, he focuses on the concept of “interferencia” and disturbing performance in urban environments and underlines the role of video distribution as a crucial step for the development of videoart in Argentina and beyond.
Curated by Giorgio Fedeli, this interview is the first step of a project involving exclusive interviews to international videoart curators and critics with the wish to inform about the most interesting and possibly
unknown video experiences from the origin to the very contemporary days.
Interview produced by: VisualcontainerTV in collaboration with Visualcontainer Italian Videoart Distributor.
Curated by: Giorgio Fedeli – Organization and editing: Alessandra Arnò
All right riserved VisualcontainerTV 2011
About Silvio De Gracia
Born in Junín, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is writer, visual artist, performer, video artist and independent curator. Since 1996, he has been directing Ediciones El Candirú, which has published several books and magazines. At present, he directs and edits the international magazine of mail art and visual poetry HOTEL DaDA. Like theoretical, he has published articles and essays in specialized magazines and websites. As video artist, he has exhibited his work in important shows and festivals in Mexico, France, Spain, Argentina, USA,Cuba, Russia, Belgium, Italy, Serbia, Romania, Estonia and Portugal.
He has presented his performances and conferences in Canada,Serbia, Italy, UK, Argentina, Uruguay and Chile. As independent curator, he has organized several international projects: “Freedom for Latin America” (2004); PLAY – International Video Art Festival (2004/2006); INTERFERENCIAS – International Action Art Meeting (2005); Festival de la interferencia – In memoriam Edgardo Antonio Vigo (2007).