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Ana Pato

Director and Coordinator of VIdeoBrasil Projects. This interview took place during aluCine Festival on November of 2008 in Toronto, Canada



aluCine is the premiere showcase of cutting-edge Latin Short Film and Video. aluCine includes and international showcase to promote critical dialogue between Latin and non-Latin artists. aluCine's festival round-table disscussion, workshops and artists talks are designed to examine diverse theoretical, philosophical and technical perspectives on visual representation.


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Videobrasil, Sao Paulo, Brazil Associação Cultural Videobrasil (locally ACV) is a public interest organization dedicated to fostering, disseminating, and mapping out electronic art from the southern circuit. Established in 1991, it is an international reference and exchange center for artists, curators, and thinkers alike. In partnership with SESC São Paulo, ACV produces the International Electronic Art Festival SESC Videobrasil, held every two years in São Paulo; the SESC Videobrasil Meetings, monthly electronic art events held at SESC Avenida Paulista; Videobrasil on Tour, which takes a synthesis of the Festival on trips to Brazilian and foreign cities; the Videobrasil Authors Collection, an annual series of documentaries about artists; the Caderno Videobrasil, an annual publication dedicated to contemporary art; and the FF>>Dossier, which features prominent electronic artists in monthly on-line editions. ACV also continually feeds Videobra sil On-line, an extensive database on southern electronic art; maintains a collection of more than 4,000 titles; commissions artwork; and promotes electronic art exhibitions and curatorships all over the world.