FILE SOLO - Lawrence Malstaf

Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil São Paulo

The Festival presents an unprecedented modality, called FILE SOLO, that shows the set of works by a single artist and explores the relationship between art, technology and creativity.

The Poetics of Immersion
The Festival, since its creation, has presented collective exhibition environments for visitors to have at their disposal the diversity of technological art. In 2017, the Festival presents an unpublished modality yet, called FILE SOLO, that shows the set of works of a single artist and explores the relation art, technology and creativity. The majority of the Festival, which arrives in its 18th edition, dialogues with the artistic maturity and consolidated trajectory of Lawrence Malstaf. His interactive work between visual arts and performance creates insightful sensory experiences for viewers. This creative universe of interaction, immersion and experience is inspired by technology.


The essence of Shrink is to be a very challenging environment. If you are able to lose control, give up your physical fitness and let go your fear, it can become a very comfortable experience.

Art often works as a catalyst that raises existential issues and self-awareness. In this sense, many works work as a mirror.

Tipping Point

The work refers to the great natural cycles in the ocean that are slowly changing until reaching a critical point where everything accelerates dramatically


The work can be considered a metaphor for the relations of the people with each other and with the surrounding space. Chairs move as individuals and demonstrate a kind of group behavior.

Nemo Observatorium

The title "observatory" is related to the idea of trying to make a perfect observatory in which we do not influence the results and do not interfere in them.


Hidden beneath the surface, an invisible mechanism produces a subtle yet intense tactile experience for the spine. In the middle of the trajectory, visitors are confronted with two horizontal mirrors moving up and down above them.

The work of Lawrence Malstaf (1972, Bruges, Belgium) is situated on the borderline between the visual and the theatrical. He develops installation and performance art with a strong focus on movement, coincidence, order and chaos, and immersive sensorial rooms for individual visitors. He also creates larger mobile environments dealing with space and orientation, often using the visitor as a co-actor. His projects involve physics and technology as a point of departure or inspiration and as a means for activating installations. Lawrence Malstaf has received several international awards in the field of art and new technology. He is also renowned as an innovative scenographer in the dance and theatre world.

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