Artist Statement

Believing in a statement is equal believing in the fixity of language and the narrowness of rationality…

For this reason my statement is destined to be continually repaired and is due to stay in a permanent state of flux.

I see my art practice as a relationship.

I believe that at the base of any action there is a passage of energy, which I named relationship.

Since I started making art I have utilized the photo camera as a microscope to enlarge relationships. (I call this action ‘imaging’)

One of the relationships I have been really fascinated by is the correspondence between the art of photographing and the art of performing.

During the last 18 years, I have explored this complex relationship questioning the notion of collaboration and interdependency.

I recognized in the gap, the cut and the in-between the impossibility of a perfect union (a copy) and the origin of a creative tension in which differences and divergences  are galvanised and valorised.

I decided to embody that space in-between through and with my alter-ego, the PhotoPerformer.

My objective is to develop a new relationship with photography through which to perceive the world not as a representation but as a connection and an exchange.

Manuel Vason 2019