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In Between Time – SUMMIT

I’m very honoured to be asked to be the photographer in residence of this year IBT – SUMMIT project (8th – 13th of October 2019). I will be collaborating with 14 artists selected to participate at Creative Exchange Lab as part of the Live Art Uk Diverse Actions program. We will show the result of our work on Sunday the 13th of October in an amazing location Ashton Court Estate.

Perderse Juntos [publication]

Perderse Juntos (Lost Together) is the first digital publication featuring the world of The PhotoPerformer. This easily accessible publication is the result of a 5 months long research taking place in Mexico during which Manuel Vason has developed as series of workshops, talks and exhibitions focused on the philosophy behind the PhotoPerformer and the concerns that animate his/her/its existence.

The publication, rich of photographic content, is written in Spanish and translated in English and was published by the Universidad Autonoma del Estate de Mexico in 2017.

Click on the image below (Book Cover) to see the publication.

Book Cover

To receive a pdf version please send me an email.

Double Exposures Images

for more info about the project please visit the website: http://www.double-exposures.com Facebook 0 Twitter email

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Sully evening 1st of March

DARC Collective (which I’m a member of) is pleased to host the first evening of SULLY artist gathering. We felt the necessity to create in London an informal evening of exchange for and between the community of artists. The sense … Continue reading

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Talk at Galeria Bielska BWA, Bielsko-Biała, Poland

Whilst in Poland for the opening of his exhibition Re-Performance. Between Performance and Photography at BWA Sokół Gallery in Nowy Sącz Manuel also gave a talk on the 25 March at the Galeria Bielska BWA in Bielsko-Biała alongside the great artist and collaborator Anne Seagrave.

Galeria Bielska BWA, Bielsko-Biała, Poland_talkPoster

 

Foto8 – Summershow 2012, group show, London, UK, 7 July – 18 August 2012

Domestic Collaboration [2003-2006]

 Domestic Collaboration is a series of domestic performances for the camera. It started as an exercise to provoke and visualise Vason’s and Lisa Cazzato Vieira’s dreams and it became a device to encourage abnormal behaviour and self analysis –

  • 'Intimate Collaboration’ - 'YouME' by Officina Humana

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  • 'Intimate Collaboration’ - 'Manu Mano' by Officina Humana

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  • 'Intimate Collaboration’ - '8 o'clock there is a yawn' by Officina Humana

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  • 'Intimate Collaboration’ - 'Today I can't work' by Officina Humana

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  • 'Intimate Collaboration’ - 'Clessidra' by Officina Humana

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  • 'Intimate Collaboration’ - 'Keep an eye on your neighbour' by Officina Humana

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  • 'Intimate Collaboration’ - 'Black Man' by Officina Humana

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  • 'Intimate Collaboration’ - 'Still Life' by Officina Humana

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  • 'Intimate Collaboration’ - 'A swan lake' by Officina Humana

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  • 'Intimate Collaboration’ - 'Oblique Feeling' by Officina Humana

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  • 'Intimate Collaboration’ - 'Baghead' by Officina Humana

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  • 'Intimate Collaboration’ - 'Manu Box' by Officina Humana

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  • 'Intimate Collaboration’ - 'Red Riding Hood' by Officina Humana

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  • 'Intimate Collaboration’ - 'Repetitive Distraction' by Officina Humana

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  • 'Intimate Collaboration’ - 'Untitled' by Officina Humana

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In the earlier years of his artistic career Manuel Vason collaborated with artist Lisa Cazzato Vieyra and under the artistic name Officina Humana they created the project Domestic Collaboration .

Vason and Cazzato document actions, both domestic gestures – like yawning or eating – and those that are out of the ordinary – interventions into public space which seek to disrupt the very protocols of domestic life documented in the same project. Thus the collaboration harbours a productive tension: the familiar and mundane is presented in an overwhelmed relation to the exaggerated artifice of a disruptive activity, exposing perhaps the processes that work to alienate us from those acts that we might recognise as unconventional. The domestic collaboration work is often exhibited as light boxes, adorned with a logo and short strings of text, clearly miming advertising strategies. As adverts lacking a product, Officina Humana markets conventionally unmarketable ideas, and in doing so exposes consumer culture as one of the systems of production that indeed produces and maintains hierarchies of conformity and acceptability.” – Dominic Johnson, Senior Lecturer in Drama in the School of English and Drama, Queen Mary, University of London.

Big Bang Festival, Théâtre de l’Usine, Geneva

Every evening Sonia Rickli and Manuel Vason  worked together towards an aim: becoming an image. Each image was offered to the audience to be documented and recorded through their retina. Each image was an attempt to find a connection between … Continue reading

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Festival Panorama de Dança

In 2008 Vason was invited by the Festival Panorama de Dança (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) to further research new ways of documenting contemporary dance, working with the artists participating in the festival. The result was a a selection of images … Continue reading

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