I'm always curious to see how artists work. I love visiting the places where art is created. I want to know what they look like: a painter's studio, a writer's den, a choreographer's space, a filmmaker's set.
Leading up to the Festival, we've asked some of the participating artists to shoot very short videos to introduce us to them and their lives. Today, Hildebrando de Melo sent us a video made on his phone that captures the wealth and poverty of Luanda, Angola, where he lives and works. His atelier is a beautiful, pristine space.
Just now he wrote to me that he had to send it quickly because he's at the airport in Angola, getting ready to fly to New York.