Residency Unlimited Artist Interview Series: Von Calhau!

The final series interview for our closeup on the artists from the recent group art show in our gallery space at 351 Van Brunt, Compére Collective, which was called CONTINGENCIES is actually two artists collaborating under one name. You can view videos of their work on their web page here. There is also a brief interview at the bottom of this and a bio from the RU website below.

Since 2006, Marta Ângela and João Artur have been collaborating under the (shifting) name of Von Calhau! (also known as Calhau or von Calhau, among others). Recalling this elusive signature, the duo’s practice flows between different formats and media, being mostly recognized by their performances and installations that consist of sound and moving image.

How has being a resident at Residency Unlimited effected or contributed to your art?

For sure it is contributing. Still don’t know how. Loading.

Is your work or ideas an independent endeavor or is it rooted in community?

Sometimes independent, sometimes communal.

What brings you joy as an artist? 

The moment we forget that we are artists.

What under-appreciated artist, gallery, or work do you think people should know about?

George W. Bush

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