Cildo Meireles and interactive art

The Brazilian artist talks about his first UK retrospective at Tate Modern in 2008

Cildo Meireles's work is characterised by a high degree of interactivity, as well as recurring motifs of barriers, fencing and mesh. For a special event, Meireles invited members of the public to help create the latest version of his work Meshes of Freedom.

He told us about the significance of the work and why art is not just for the eyes.

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