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Carlos Castro

http://www.carloscastroarias.com

4790 70th street, La Mesa CA, United States of America
Colombian artist Carlos Castro is a chronicler of his time. In his pieces, he re-contextualizes found objects changing their formal and symbolical meaning, bringing light to social realities and narratives that have been left aside in history. Castro is interested in art, music, history and education. He studied fine arts at the University Jorge Tadeo Lozano (2002) and a master in the San Francisco Art Institute (2010). Castro works and lives in San Diego, Tijuana and Bogota.

The Black Box


(Piece in process)

The Black Box


(Piece in process)
The Black Box is a portable theater constructed inside the remains of a found burnt bus

The intention of this project is to give a new use and meaning to a discarded object that has a violent and traumatic past. A burnt bus is converted into a portable theater and also into a place for creativity, meeting and reflection. The interior of the bus was conserved almost as found with minor adjustments to make it usable. A short film was created specifically to be screened inside the bus, this film is a visual and sound collage made with new and found images inspired by this object and its probable past. Spectators are welcome to get on the bus and watch a 7 minute film in a sort of immersive cinema experience.

This project is currently in production in Bogota, Colombia and it will be show in Sweden in June 2017 at the Biennial Art: Open Art. The Future Architecture Platform could be a great opportunity to show this project in other cities in Europe.


Black Box. Portable theater constructed inside the remains of a found burnt bus

Black Box. Portable theater constructed inside the remains of a found burnt bus

Black Box. Internal view

Still of the movie created for the piece

The Black Box


(Piece in process)

The Black Box


(Piece in process)
The Black Box is a portable theater constructed inside the remains of a found burnt bus

The intention of this project is to give a new use and meaning to a discarded object that has a violent and traumatic past. A burnt bus is converted into a portable theater and also into a place for creativity, meeting and reflection. The interior of the bus was conserved almost as found with minor adjustments to make it usable. A short film was created specifically to be screened inside the bus, this film is a visual and sound collage made with new and found images inspired by this object and its probable past. Spectators are welcome to get on the bus and watch a 7 minute film in a sort of immersive cinema experience.

This project is currently in production in Bogota, Colombia and it will be show in Sweden in June 2017 at the Biennial Art: Open Art. The Future Architecture Platform could be a great opportunity to show this project in other cities in Europe.


Black Box. Portable theater constructed inside the remains of a found burnt bus

Black Box. Portable theater constructed inside the remains of a found burnt bus

Black Box. Internal view

Still of the movie created for the piece


Idea by

Carlos Castro
4790 70th street
La Mesa CA
United States of America
Colombian artist Carlos Castro is a chronicler of his time. In his pieces, he re-contextualizes found objects changing their formal and symbolical meaning, bringing light to social realities and narratives that have been left aside in history. Castro is interested in art, music, history and education. He studied fine arts at the University Jorge Tadeo Lozano (2002) and a master in the San Francisco Art Institute (2010). Castro works and lives in San Diego, Tijuana and Bogota.