Technological possibilities recreated in reflexive, propositional, and ironic form, sometimes through common household stopgaps, such as a TV aerial improvised from steel wool, and sometimes resulting in sophisticated solutions, such as a panoramic projection system and interactive applications. It is from this ranging will that the artist from Minas Gerais derives his own particular blend of animation, illustration, educational project work, installation, intervention, and video. “What I think is important is that art, beyond experimental issues, attains to a critique or thought that exceeds purely technical or industrial appropriations,”he says. With a degree in animated film and a master’s degree in art and image technology from the Escola de Belas Artes of the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Rabelo rose to prominence with such creations as Insônia (2003), a work of interactive animation that received special mention at the Festival du Film de l’Internet in France. Other highlights include the installation Contato Qwerty (2005), part of that year’s FILE (São Paulo), and—with the streets of Madrid as raw material—the project Des-echo, composed of installations made from electronic trash found strewn about the Spanish capital.

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