TJ: What inspired you to combine the urban landscape of São Paulo with technology in your artwork, and how do you think this combination reflects modern society?
AC: Well, technology is increasingly present, even in the most remote places. I have contact with the Caiapó indigenous youth. That even before the pandemic I had already done some documentary work with them and we created a friendship so we exchange a lot of ideas. Even in the most remote places people who live in the Xingu Park they make illustration on a smartphone, they use cameras, they know how to edit video… So technology is not just for the big city, technology is part of everyone and everywhere.
AC: I believe it is much easier for a person who lives in a favela here in São Paulo to access digital art. In the noble zones he/she would enter the gallery and often be judged by his/her social position. Digital art breaks these barriers, right? Because art is available if the guy has a computer with internet access he can have access to millions of peers. So I think digital art comes to break many many paradigms in society. The art of conventional galleries is for the elites and the culture in Brazil is for those who have money.