Osvaldo Cibils -Trento, Italia

PaesaggioZoomIn3: videostill paesaggio zoom in 3. osvaldo cibils and subtle parallelepiped. Montevideo, Uruguay. May 2015.

videostill paesaggio zoom in 3. osvaldo cibils and subtle parallelepiped. Montevideo, Uruguay. May 2015.

Briefly describe the work you do.

My last artwork paesaggio zoom in 3 is a videoart with the systematized edition of twenty performances, with a subtle parallelepiped, realized in different places in the cities of Trento, Italia, and Montevideo, Uruguay, during the month of May 2015. Reciprocal exhibitions Sala Thun and EAC.

Web project http://paesaggiozoomin3.osvaldocibils.com/

Tell us about your background and how that has had an influence on your work and on you as an artist.

In the first version of paesaggio zoom in 1 I emphasized my artwork with a lot of aesthetic content for six hours, making and unmaking, in a performance on the street.

Thus, in this event, the parallelepiped, built with wooden slats thicker, served to support a three-dimensional collage with drawings, paintings, digital prints, objects, soundart, videoart and several tools of assistance.

In the second version of paesaggio zoom in 2 I make my solo performance in a secluded place and check that the parallelepiped is able to confront the landscape with river and a bridge heavy color.

In this event, I leave the scene and the parallelepiped becomes the absolute protagonist.

Web project http://osvaldocibils.com/paesaggiozoomin/paesaggiozoomin.html

videostill paesaggio zoom in 3. osvaldo cibils and subtle parallelepiped. Trento, Italia. May 2015.

videostill paesaggio zoom in 3. osvaldo cibils and subtle parallelepiped. Trento, Italia. May 2015.

The concept of the artist studio has a broad range of meanings in contemporary practice. Artists may spend much of their time in the actual studio, or they may spend very little time in it. Tell us about your individual studio practice and how it differs from or is the same as traditional notions of “being in the studio.”

paesaggio zoom in 3 is an artwork that has been realized on the streets of the cities of Trento and Montevideo and on a laptop with a video edition software.

The artist studio is not a primary need, but an empty table with roof is always very useful for developing an artwork.

What roles do you find yourself playing that you may not have envisioned yourself in when you first started making art?

Through the videoart paesaggio zoom in 3 I managed to be in two places at once, almost the same time and doing the same thing over and over again, concentrated only in the materials and in my action.

When do you find is the best time to make art? Do you set aside a specific time everyday or do you have to work whenever time allows?

To reach the fair idea of paesaggio zoom in 3 I spent six months with the project that was spinning in my head continuously. Finally, find the right places and to make the twenty performances, record and edit the videoart paesaggio zoom in 3 it took me the whole month of May 2015, between seven and ten hours per day.

videostill paesaggio zoom in 3. osvaldo cibils and subtle parallelepiped. Trento, Italia. May 2015.

videostill paesaggio zoom in 3. osvaldo cibils and subtle parallelepiped. Trento, Italia. May 2015.

How has your work changed in the past five years? How is it the same?

Today I’m interested in the idea of concentration on a certain action, I try to make a clear demonstration that, in a performance or making another type of artwork, the artist is doing that and only that, nothing else.

In this sense, the only themes for the realization of my artwork are the materials I use, the date and myself (this “myself” may be my son, my daughter, my wife or an admired friend artists).

My statement is:

During the realization of my artworks I limit myself to a few movements, repeated, with little variations: the hands neutralizing the materials, the eye straight in the action, the breathing contained and brief, the head rigid and the thoughts compressed based on my artistic logic.”

How have people such as family, friends, writers, philosophers, other artists or even pop icons had an impact on the work you do?

Great inspiration for me are: my son (break dancer) and my wife and my daughter (architects). Also, since 2009 I like some artists that upload or created your artworks in internet or in social networks.

Have you ever been pulled in the direction of a pursuit other than being an artist? What are your other interests?

No, I never wanted to make another activity. Since 1961 the word ARTE includes me absolutely.

The only thing I’ve always wanted to do is: to obtain a result through my artwork and exhibit such result. The result of an artwork has to be notable, certainly intelligent and imperceptibly useful. An artwork exhibited in these conditions allows to comprehend all the rest.

About

headshot_osvaldocibilsOsvaldo Cibils. 1961. Artist born in Montevideo, Uruguay. He lives in Trento, Italia. His artworks are oriented to drawing, sound art, video art and the development of experimental ideas mainly.

videostill (detail) paesaggio zoom in 3. osvaldo cibils and subtle parallelepiped. Trento, Italia. May 2015.

videostill (detail) paesaggio zoom in 3. osvaldo cibils and subtle parallelepiped. Trento, Italia. May 2015.

osvaldocibils.com

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