Lives and works at São Paulo
Pedro Lacerda was born in Cologne, Germany in 1988. He studied Media & Communications at the UNIACC University in Santiago de Chile. In 2009 he took specific Film courses at the FAAP University (São Paulo), and also in Multimedia Arts and Music Technology at the University of São Paulo, USP. In 2013, he was selected to attend the Locarno Summer Academy at the 66° Festival del film Locarno, in Switzerland. His works have been screened at the 10th International Festival of Electronic Language FILE (São Paulo, 2009), have won second place for two consecutive years in the video art and music contest InNova Música (Andorra la Vella, 2009-2010), were featured in the short film competition at SANFIC7 Santiago International Film Festival (Santiago de Chile, 2011) and in the 25th Images Festival (Toronto, 2012), among others. He has participated in group exhibitions as well as film festivals in Chile, Brazil, Bolivia, the United States, Andorra, Germany and France. He has worked in Chile, Brazil and Bolivia. // Screenings & exhibitions: 2013 - Cine//B_6 - Independent International Film Festival. Santiago, Chile. - III VVVienal - Valparaíso Video Biennal. Valparaíso, Chile. - 1st TRANSCINEMA - International Film Festival of No-Fiction. Lima, Perú. / 2012 - 19th Cinesul - Ibero-American Film and Video Festival. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. - 2nd Oodaaq Festival. 'Sud-Developpe: art vidéo latino-américain'. Rennes, France. - 25th Images Festival, 'On Screen: S is for Student’. Toronto, Canada. / 2011 - Girardi Gallery, 'Inaugural Exhibition'. Santiago, Chile. - 3rd Te Mostro los Cortos, Kunsthaus Tacheles - New Gallery. Berlin, Germany. - 8th CortoCircuito - Latino Short Film Festival of New York. New York, USA. - 11th FENAVID - International Digital Film Festival. Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. - SANFIC7 Santiago International Film Festival, 'National Talent Competition'. Santiago, Chile. - 3th ¿Música? Festival. CCSP - Centro Cultural de São Paulo. São Paulo, Brazil. / 2010 - III Innova Música - International Contest of Musical Creation and Video Art. Andorra La Vella, Andorra. - 1st SICORTO - International Short Film Week. Cochabamba, Bolivia. / 2009 - II Innova Música - International Contest of Musical Creation and Video Art. Andorra La Vella, Andorra. - Ateliê M. Macoe Art Gallery, '2° Panorama Coletivo: Tem que derrubar'. Guarulhos, Brazil. - 2nd ¿Música? Festival. Music School of the University of São Paulo. São Paulo, Brazil. - 10th FILE - International Festival of Electronic Lenguage, 'Proto Nurbs FILE10 4KT'. São Paulo, Brazil. / 2008 - Ateliê M. Macoe Art Gallery, 'Panorama Coletivo, Coletivo Paralelo’. Guarulhos, Brazil. - II Mostra Nacional de Cinema de Itatiaia. Itatiaia, Brazil. / 2007 - Aldea del Encuentro Art Gallery, ‘Los Monos Mojados Exhibition’. Santiago, Chile.- I Mostra Nacional de Cinema de Itatiaia. Itatiaia, Brazil. / 2006 - I Mostra de Cinema de Resende. Resende, Brazil. - 14th International Short Film Festival of Santiago, 'Schools Exhibition'. Santiago, Chile. - Ex-Hospital San José Art Gallery, 'Traga Luz Exhibition’. Santiago, Chile. / 2005 - 13th International Short Film Festival of Santiago, 'Schools Exhibition'. Santiago, Chile. / 2004 - 12th International Short Film Festival of Santiago, 'Schools Exhibition'. Santiago, Chile. - III Video Contest of the National University Andrés Bello, UNAB. Santiago, Chile. // Awards: 2011 - Special Mention of the Jury. 11th FENAVID. Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. / 2010 - Second Place in the Video Art category. III InNova Música Contest. Andorra la Vella. / 2009 - Second Place in the Video Art category. II InNova Música Contest. Andorra la Vella. / 2007 - 'Destacados' Award in the Documentary category. UNIACC University. Santiago, Chile. / 2004 - Second Place in the III Video Contest. UNAB University. Santiago, Chile.
https://vimeo.com/110276248 password: blondish01 // No Place Like Gnome is a partnership between the Chilean-Brazilian video artist Pedro Lacerda and the Canadian electronic music duo Blond:ish. The film reinterprets the action of the lysergic acid in the human body. What seems at first as an apologia then ends up in a comatose state where it becomes difficult to discern aspects of defense or rejection to the drug. A main character will experience the images; he is a young student of psychoanalysis that will be used in an experiment that involves the use of the substance. As the video becomes more complex and linked to the density of the music, the young man begins to feel confusion with what he feels but cannot express. No Place Like Gnome is not restricted just to document the effects of the LSD. It proposes the use of video as a plastic form. It is not the narrative that drives the work, but the visual links that are created as each set of images is overlaid. What it is wanted is that the viewer feels and enjoys a visual experience that can awaken something beyond our universe dictated by narrative.