Jonas Dos Santos

1991 | 00:32:58 | United States | English | Color | Mono | 4:3

Collection: On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles

Tags: Independently Produced Interviews, Interview

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Jonas Dos Santos is a performance and installation artist from Brazil who came to the U.S. in 1968. His early work consisted of sculptural pieces in atypical spaces—caves and parks. His work remains informed by Brazilian iconography and rituals such as Carnival while also integrating responses to American culture’s tendency toward waste. His work, in particular his performance art, comes out of improvisation and intuition. This video incorporates still images of Dos Santos’s sculptures and footage of his performances.

Interview by Toni Rosato.