Santiago Cucullu

Region: Midwest


City / State: Milwaukee, WI

In my work, I use strategies I might bring to making a mixed tape that asks the question “Can a specific subjective experience resonate in a shared emotion?” I find that different formal solutions and materials can coax out a specific overall feeling in the viewer. This may result in elements appearing to be in opposition to one another. However, these same elements provide an echo or remnant of the world around me. I gravitate to places, situations, and people with whom I’ve had direct experiences, which act as ruptures or deviations from my own perceptions, understandings, and expectations. In particular, I am attracted to moments that push against a well-ordered and static environment. I incorporate formal decisions that transmit these discrepancies and serve as evidence of a shifting subjectivity, process, and point of view.