I am interested in two aspects of video . One is to use software as a painter uses different brushes. I use software such as Final Cut,Premiere,Avid, After Effects, Autodesk 3ds Max and Photoshop. The objective in my videos is to create my own structure in the sea of abstraction. To create this structure I use rhythms which apply painting principles such as composition, motion, contrast, color, and texture. This work has been influenced by moving image artists like Brakhage, Harry Smith and Oscar Fischinger, and painters like Ives Klein, Joan Mitchel and Herman Nitsch.
I am also interested in the City Symphony genre. I love to find beauty in environments created by humans. I like to find unique locations that show the city by reflecting the city itself on their surfaces. These surfaces are never stable, they change continuously. The shots vary depending on the amount of light they receive and on the place where the ephemeral observer is located. I recently have begun to do this work in the country.
This kind of work is deeply influenced by the work of artists I admire. For instance Dziga Vertov, Agnes Varda, Bill Viola, Walter Ruttmann, Joris Ivens and early American works like the ones found in the Unseen Cinema: Picturing a Metropolis - NYC Unveiled
, for example Manhatta (1921) by Charles Sheeler and Paul Strand, Twenty-four-Dollar Island (1927) by Robert Flaherty,A Bronx Morning (1931)by Jay Leyda,Footnote to Fact (1933)by Lewis Jacobs,The Pursuit of Happiness (1940) by Rudy Burckhardt and Skyscraper Symphony (1929) by Robert Florey. In these films the camera work is different from the camera work in narrative cinema since the director has broader options for camera work that expand his possibilities.
Also a big influence has been youtube.com and archive.org . In these websites I have found many movies about the city experience from anonymous filmmakers and videomakers from all times and from all countries in the world, specially from Peru.
Finally ubuweb film/video archive has also been a big influence.
I have begun to do photography... I am very interested in the work of Edward Weston, Diane Arbus,Nan Goldin, Walker Evans, Bruce Davidson and Sally Mann. I want to capture moments that reflect beauty through texture, color and emotion. I am very interested in every day artifacts and buildings.