VJ Suave is Ceci Soloaga and Ygor Marotta a new media art duo, based in São Paulo, Brazil. Specialists in digital art, VJ Suave works frame by frame animation projected on the urban surface, blending technology with street art. With his works, the duo proposes a unique moment of connection between the spectator and the city, mixing animated history with real life. The animation is developed from hand-drawn drawings and designed according to the architecture of the space, illuminating walls, trees, buildings and different surfaces of the city.
This are the “Suaveciclos” that allow them to take projections to the streets and communicate with people through drawings, animations and poetry
They created 4 shortmovies until now, Trip (2013), La cena (2012), Homeless (2011) and Run (2011) crafted from hand drawings, transformed into digital animation, then using projection techniques, characters fly and run across the urban landscape, fusing an animated story with real life.
Tagtool is an app to use with tablets, that let you draw and project in real time. The artist can paint walls with light and explore the interaction between drawing and architecture creating urban artworks. Technology allows them to interact with the public, based on improvise.
This are the audovisual installations, were an animated world is created for the visitors and their emotions interact with the stories. They take place inside galleries combining narratives, video mapping and sound landscape.
Ygor Marotta created the urban intervention “mais amor por favor” in 2009 using the walls of Sao Paulo as background to spread love. Mais amor is a request for kindness and respect in a metropolis of social inequality and violence. Now together with lots of friends we expanded this movement to Rio, Brasilia, Porto Alegre, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Berlin
Our shortmovies and performances have been shown at
Fest Anca Animation Festival, Slovakia. 2014
Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid, Spain – Animacion en colectivo. 2013
Art Museum of Lucerne, Switzerland – Blue balls festival. 2013
International Film Festival ‘Message to Man’ , Saint Petersburg, Russia. 2013
Bafici Cinema Festival, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2013/2012
Neurotitan Gallery, Berlin 2012
“Folclore Digital”. São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, Curitiba, Salvador, Torres Vedras (Portugal). 2015/2016
“A natureza invade a cidade”. Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Campinas, Guangzhou (China). 2013/2014
Ilumina Suave. Associação Cultural Cecilia. São Paulo 2012.
Ilumina Suave. Sameheads. Berlin, Alemanha, 2011.
Jackson Hole, WY, USA. 11/16
Suaveciclo – Mapp Festival Montreal, Canada. 10/16
Tagtool – The Paseo Festival, Taos, New Mexico, USA. 09/16
Suaveciclo – Out There Festival, Great Yarmouth, UK. 09/16
Suaveciclo – Freedom Festival, Hull, UK 09/16
Suaveciclo – Street Musicians Festival, Belgrade, Servia. 09/16
Suaveciclo – Singapore National Museum. 08/16
Suaveciclo – Boulevard Olimpico, Olimpiadas Rio 2016. 08/16
Residência artística Walk and Talk, Ponta Delgada, Açores, Portugal. 07/16