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Upcoming project at the Ceprodac (Centre of Production of Contemporary Dance) in Mexico City

I’m looking forward to work with professional movers and introduce them to the PhotoPerformer philosophy.

Is The PhotoPerformer going to move or the professional Dancers going to reach stillness?

The experiment will last 10 days.


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Oblivium – Sao Paulo 2016


“The life that you live in order to photograph it is already, at the outset, a commemoration of itself,” Italo Calvino


More and more we are relying on photographs to track our memories…

We are giving away our capacity to embody experiences and turn them into memories.

I see photography as the art of forgetting… a collective action that is driving us toward a chaos. I don’t have anything against chaos but my worrying is determined by the fact this is a technologically constructed confusion… a chaos set up so to control and manipulate…

Oblivium was performed in Sao Paulo as part of La Platformance Festival in April 2016.

The action was performed in collaboration with Marcio Vasconcelos and Gabriel Arroyo Gallardo.

The photo documentation was created by Rodrigo Munhoz, Camilla Loreta, Pedro Galiza and Cristiana Nogueira.


“Perhaps all anxiety might derive from a fixation on moments — an inability to accept life as ongoing.” Sarah Manguso

Video documentation by Camilla Loreta.




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The Ethical Document – Open Eye Gallery

05 OCTOBER 13:30 – 16:00 Wednesday 5 October 2016 / 1.30pm – 4pm / Free / Booking Required A round table discussion with Manuel Vason and members of the Documentation Action Research Collective (DARC) Join Manuel Vason and members of … Continue reading

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The PhotoPerformer invited at the University of Evora (Portugal)

Looking forward to share some thoughts and ideas with a group of thinkers and students at the University of Evora. Apparently the result of the debate/exchange/discussion will be collected into a publication. For more information or for participate please click … Continue reading

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Participation at Creature Live Art Festival in Lithuania

I’m very looking forward to participate to the 2016 edition of the Creature Live Art Festival. I will be working with a group of local photographer and through an intense workshop I will be sharing my experience and method. I … Continue reading

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New commission in Liverpool in Collaboration with MAMA

I’m very excited to start a new project in collaboration with MAMA Migrant Artists Mutual Aid. During a period of 7 days I will be working with a group of asylum seeker women from all over the world. The aim of … Continue reading

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Sully Night – Performing the Archive – Tara Fatehi Irani

Another Sully Night at DARC studio.

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Double Exposures Images

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The PhotoPerformer in Action

Homegrown – The Talks: Documentation by Manuel Vason

13th July at 16:00 – 18:00 Vivid Projects – 158 Fazeley Street, Unit 16, Birmingham, B5 5RT Tickets are available here Homegrown is a testing ground for new ideas, a four month long artist development programme for West Midland artists working … Continue reading

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Two-Way mirror exhibition

22 July to 13 August 2016 Lower Gallery, Objectifs, Singapore. I’m very happy to participate on this group exhibition curated by Daniela Beltrani. The exhibition is looking at photographic documentation of live performances created by artists which perform themselves. As Daniela … Continue reading

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