My name is Viviana Berco, I was born in Buenos Aires in some moment of the 20th century.
I studied Anthropology at the University of Buenos Aires.
At the same time I studied drawing and painting and then sculpture.
I was interested in the cinema, took theater classes and worked on scenery, costumes and production of several musical shows.
I am investigating the possibilities of the video as another tool.
Vision of art
1. Choose a work that represents you, describe it in relation to its format and materiality, its relation with time and space, its style and theme; detail its production process.
“Adela on the terrace” [Adela en la terraza].
This work belongs to the Child Box Series. It’s a luminous object done in acrylic, polyester resin and epoxy on a wooden base.
The series “focuses” on the character's relationship with its environment. This is presented as a private continent, where the line between reality and fantasy is a thin ledge.
The lost city of Lilipopo, presents a fictional town marked by two extraordinary circumstances: having been inhabited by the smallest creatures found in the planet so far, and having based their economies on the production of human manure.
Presentation: map of Lilipopo; model of Lilipopo, found in archaeological excavations.
“It was a disaster for Fausto” [A Fausto le fue desastroso]: This video-interview shows the different ways of relating to love of an varied group of people. Conflicts vary with age and other circumstances, but all seem caught up in questions without answers.
2. In general terms, how would you suggest to approach your work?
Try not to stay on the ledge.
3. In reference to your work and your position in the national and international art fields, what tradition do you recognize yourself in? Who are your contemporary referents? What artists of previous generations are of interest to you?
Artists that interest me and I think are related to a part of my work are: Pablo Suárez, Leo Chiacho and Daniel Giannone, Mauricio Cattelan, Mona Hatoum, Regina Silveira.
4. Choose works or exhibitions from the last ten or fifteen years which in your opinion were very significant and explain why
Pablo Suárez in Maman Gallery. He talks of vulnerable people that, despite their circumstances, seem to continue without noticing the processes of disintegration. It is a topic that interests me and that Suárez addressed with an irony that defines him.
Leo Chiachio and Daniel Giannone at the Recoleta Cultural Center. It was an exhibition that, beyond its ironic characteristic, which is evident, presents a brave way to show, without fear or aesthetic prejudice. It has the wisdom of two poets who make of art a form of precise, mysterious and beautiful speech.