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Ana Mazzei, A Dança do Acasalamento

Performance at Casa SP-Arte, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Ana Mazzei is a multidisciplinary artist from São Paulo who skillfully explores the diverse realms of painting, sculpture, videos, and installations. Throughout her career, Ana has focused on experimental practices, integrating various materials such as cement, wood, felt, and cloth into her immersive environments. 

Ana’s works are rooted in staging and arranging elements in front of the viewer. Each piece serves as a fragment of narrative, intertwining myths, lives, and imaginative fictions across different mediums. In her practice, diverse scenarios are brought to life through sculptures, drawings, photographs, performances, and installations that blur the boundaries between reality and imagination. 

What is your artistic research about? What would you like to tell your audience through your art? 

I don’t engage in specific artistic research. My primary focus is creating a connection between the audience and the work, disrupting the conventional relationship with exhibition spaces, and establishing a unique environment with my art. It’s more about producing art in an abstract sense than pursuing organized research. While I relate to concepts like staging, composition, materiality, and the transformation of spaces through three-dimensional sculpture, I don’t center my work around a specific subject.

I’m not necessarily trying to convey a specific message through my art; rather, I aim to capture the audience’s attention. Understanding who is observing my work is crucial to me. Whether it’s an object or a performance, I approach my work with a focus on how it engages the viewer’s body and visual perception. This can involve elements such as color, texture, movement, sound, and even scent. I want people to pause, listen, watch, and immerse themselves in the details—to investigate. That’s why I feel a strong connection to theatre; it’s about creating an experience where people are captivated by the moment, taking in the lighting, music, voices, and everything happening before them. It’s about inviting them to engage fully with what is present. I consider the work successful if I can evoke a sense of connection and sensitivity in people.

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