Replay, Rethink, Reframe [2015]


‘I recognize myself in the others…’      –     Manuel Vason, Double Exposures 2014

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Vason’s obsession for ‘the photograph’ as an object of contact with the memory is reflected upon within this new series of images, specifically created for the exhibition at the Solyanka Museum as part of the 6th Moscow Biennial of Contemporary Art in 2015. Vason titled this project Replay, Rethink, Reframe in response to the various phases of its process of creation. Vason decision to suspend the artwork with a red rope highlighted the tension between photography and performance and at the same time the ‘red line’ (the red rope use to hang the artwork) represented the will to fight the homophobic attitude of Russian politics at the time of this exhibition.

On the press release of the exhibition Lina Krasnyanskaya curator of Solyanka State Gallery wrote:

‘In Replay, Rethink, Reframe Vason is jumping in and out of the frame, in front and behind the camera, outside conventional photography, above self-portraiture, into the gap of performative imagination.’

Artist/Collaborators involved in the installation: Alastair MacLennan, Ana Hupe, Anne Seagrave, Daniela Galmour, Ernst Fischer, Fearghus Oconchuir & Bernadette Iglich, Franko B, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Helena Vieira, Kira O’Reilly, Kris Canavan, La Ribot, Lucia Russo, Marcelo Evelin, Miguel Pereira, Niko-Raes, Richard Hancock & Traci Kelly, Ron Athey, Suka Off, Yann Marussich.