This interview was first broadcast by Monocle 24 Radio on April 9, 2012.


Emanuel Pimenta is an intermedia artist who was born in Brazil and now lives between Switzerland and America. He pioneered the concept of “virtual architecture,” has collaborated with contemporary musical luminaries like John Cage, and holds exhibitions around the world.

Frederick Bernas caught up with Pimenta in New York, and started by asking if there’s any underlying concept that holds together his diverse body of work.