These films were made during Antonio Dias’ stay in New York. The artist shows himself as a fragile being who bleeds despite the bandages, imperfect as the short circuit that he himself causes, and mimicking like an ape. After all, what is art? Given the lack of a definitive answer, we can merely illustrate now and then the ever-provisional attempts to understand the artist’s craft.


  • Title: The Illustration of Art /Gimmick (still)
  • Creator: Antonio Dias
  • Date Created: 1972
  • Technique: Super-8 transferred to digital media, 6:15 min., silent, color

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