Conversation: Amanda Maciel Antunes with Cindy Rehm
November 23 from 1230-130pm
Amanda Maciel Antunes was born in Salto de Pirapora, state of São Paulo, Brazil in 1987 and she live in Los Angeles, CA. She is self-taught and began making art as a child with her grandfather who was a self-taught painter, writer, and sculptor.
Antunes uses painting, writing, film, assemblage, sound and performance to present conversations between the polarities of selfhood: such as life and death, light and shadow, seen and unseen, known and unknown. She is interested in the myth that language is an adequate system to describe the nuance of our experience of the world. And she reflects on the selective nature of memory and cultural inheritance, both of which are processes that help us adapt to and interpret our present. She creates for/in non-traditional spaces and focuses on responsive performances in dialogue with both the history of the site and the immediate landscape, incorporating a broad range of media, and often engaging all the senses.