Sandro Masai* is a Brazilian performance artist, multimedia artist and interaction designer who has been living in Denmark since 2007. He holds a Bachelor degree of ‘Art and Technology’ from Aalborg University and a Master degree of ‘Interaction Design’ from Design School Kolding, both in Denmark. He works with interactive artworks and theatrical performances. He often combines the different art forms. He has worked in collaboration with several international artists in many countries, such as Brazil, England, Germany, Sweden and Denmark. His performances include acting in movies, theatre plays, modern dance, butoh dance and performance art.
Currently, he is engaged in practice-based researches within ‘art and technology’ and ‘performance studies’ in collaboration with Aalborg University.
Graduated Master of Arts in Design within Communication Design (2013–2015) Design School Kolding, Denmark
The foundation of the programme of Communication Design in the Design School Kolding is to teach how to improve communication by strategy, to bring awareness or change behaviour, or how to deliver a holistic service or experience by interaction.
Bachelor degree of ‘Art and Technology’ (2009-2012) Aalborg University – Denmark
‘Art and Technology’ is an interdisciplinary study, where the students learn to work project-based in groups, using different types of technologies, applying theory and reflecting upon the results in an academic framework. ‘Art and Technology’ challenges the students to express their creativity artistically. The students learn computer-programming skills, like Arduino, MaxMSP, vvvv and Processing, which they use to create interactive and experimental artistic designs. The students also learn to work with modern materials, light, sound, video and combine these technologies with new media.
Cinema Studies (2011) University of Westminster, London – United Kingdom (semester abroad as part of my Bachelor degree)
I attended theoretical and practice-based courses related to cinema and contemporary art. My semester project was an immersive four-wall video installation and an essay about art movies.
Modern Dance (2005) Centro Cultural São Paulo – Brazil – Techniques for Choreography and Improvisation within modern dance.
Drama (2000-2002) Theatre School Martins Pena. Taboão da Serra, São Paulo – Brazil