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London-based creative practitioner Roberto Marcelo Sánchez-Camus (aka Marcelo) was born in New York City to parents who emigrated from Chile. His work explores interaction, public spectacles, social systems, the body politic and urban imagination.
Marcelo's early work devising interactive installations evolved into a time-based media with the incorporation of video and subsequently the human form. From these performance-installations emerged his role of artist as performer. He then began directing and producing large-scale immersive theatre and circus prooductions. His practice can be understood in four layers that mutually compliment and inform each other: collaborative performance-making, psychogeographic explorations, visual arts and socially-engaged work.
He works as an artistic director, producer and production manager having devised, directed and installed shows in the UK, US, Italy, France, Lebanon, Ghana, Australia, New Zealand, Brasil, Chile and Colombia.
Roberto Marcelo earned a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts in 1999 from the School of Visual Arts, NYC and in 2006 was awarded a Master’s in Scenography from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design in London. He was successfully awarded a PhD in Performing Arts at Brunel University entitled: 'Applied Live Art: co-authorship in socially engaged and site-responsive performance practice'.
Many large scale performances have been developed through his collaboration as co-founder and Artistic Director of: