REDMILK MEETS A SPECIAL DUO: CHRISTTO SANZ BORN IN PUERTO RICO AND ANDREW JAY WEIR FROM SOUTH AFRICA WHO MET IN BARCELONA IN 2009 AND DECIDED TO LIVE TOGETHER IN DOHA. DISCOVER MORE!
How did you meet?
We met in Barcelona as students in 2009.
How would you explain your art to non-experts?
Our work it’s a mixed of reality and fiction, it has to do a lot with our concerns about our current human condition, as people and artists at the same time and using the medium of Photography to explore these existential ideas. We are interested in aesthetics,color, social constructions and fictions. Sometimes we also use humor in our work.
As a duo in our collaboration we discuss ideas and themes that are interesting to us.
Our work has been a continuous and each new series are linked to one another.We create mostly staged images, videos and installations. For us it is really important in the way and materials used when exhibiting our work.
What job did you dream when you was a child?
A pizza place because I love pizza or maybe to be an astronaut.
How was it to participate at Arles 2018?
It was a great experience to be part of the festival, and it was good exposure for our work and validation for the beginning of our new project ‘Encrypted Purgatory’ that we will be continue working on this year and it will also be exhibited elswhere.
Which areas of research are you inspired from?
We like to do research technology and the future of humans really inspires us to explore ideas of futurism and science fiction or anything that can bring new perspectives of what it means to be human.
Where are you based now?
I’m based in Qatar now for 7 years, Andrew lived 10 years in Qatar but recently he moved to
Copenhagen, So we are working between Doha and Copenhagen at the moment.
What is the most complicated job you have done?
We think to become Christto Andrew itself.
How was the collaboration with Metronom born?
Our first collaboration was for Photo Vogue Festival in 2016 we had our exhibition “Muddy Water” that featured our series Liquid Portraits and Glory of the Artifice with some new pieces that were added. The exhibition was in Milan as part as the Vogue Festival.
Your typical day?
Wake up, breakfast, skype calls, meetings and reading many books.
The most recurring thought before falling asleep.
To go back home, a lot of memories.
The trip you would like to do.
We’d love to explore more of Asia, we would like to go to China, Korea, and Vietnam and revisit Japan.
Who has had more influence in your life?
This would be impossible to answer as our perspective of importance varies through moments. We like to think that different people have different kinds of influences on you at different moments in life.
Your next project?
We still working on our series ‘Encrypted Purgatory’ and planning some. Solo shows in Italy and Spain.