Becoming an Image [2013 – ongoing]

– Becoming an Image is Vason’s first body of work, which rather than emerging from a series of collaborations with individual artists, emerges out of a group environment, in which Vason leads collaborative actions. The point of departure is the concept of the ‘Act of Exchange’. The images produced become a skin with which to cover surfaces and three-dimensional objects – 

  • Collective Re-Action #2, work created during the Becoming an Image workshop in Campinas, Sao Paulo, 2014

    Fujicolour crystal archive paper mounted on aluminium and anti-reflective perspex size 100x150cm

  • Collective Re-Action #3, work created during the Becoming an Image workshop in Campinas, Sao Paulo, 2014

    Fujicolour crystal archive paper mounted on aluminium and anti-reflective perspex size 100x150cm

  • Collective Re-Action #6, work created during the Becoming an Image workshop in Campinas, Sao Paulo, 2014

    Fujicolour crystal archive paper mounted on aluminium and anti-reflective perspex size 100x150cm

  • Collaborative Actions #1 led by Manuel Vason, work created during the 3rd Thessaloniki Performance Festival of the 4th Biennale of Contemporary Art, 2013

    Fujicolour crystal archive paper mounted on aluminium and anti-reflective perspex size 100x130cm

  • Collaborative Actions #2 led by Manuel Vason, work created during the 3rd Thessaloniki Performance Festival of the 4th Biennale of Contemporary Art, 2013

    Fujicolour crystal archive paper mounted on aluminium and anti-reflective perspex size 100x150cm

  • Collaborative Actions #3 led by Manuel Vason, work created during the 3rd Thessaloniki Performance Festival of the 4th Biennale of Contemporary Art, 2013

    Fujicolour crystal archive paper mounted and framed size 100x120cm

  • - Choose a single garment from what you or the people next to you are wearing. - Using a table as a plinth transform your body into a sculpture that pleases you. - Transform the action into a photograph. - Fold the photograph into an origami.

    Fujicolour crystal archive paper mounted and framed size 70x120cm

  • - Choose a specific detail of your body which identify who you are. - Ask somebody next to you to point that detail with his/her tongue. - Transform this action into a photograph. - Present the image created into a transparent container immersed in water.

    Fujicolour crystal archive paper mounted and framed size 70x110cm

  • - Walk around the street of Thessalokini. - Choose a closed or empty shop with the shutter down. - Climb the shutter and create a body position that pleases you. - Transform the action into a photograph.

    Fujicolour crystal archive paper mounted and framed size 90x120cm

  • - Verbalize the 3 words that best represent your practice. - Write the 3 words on both your hands with a black permanent marker. - Think of your hands as a sculptural material and search for a shape that pleases you. - Transform that shape into a photograph. - Print that photograph into a selected page of a found book.

    Fujicolour crystal archive paper mounted and framed size120x90cm

  • Manuel Vason #1 Collaborative Actions led by Manuel Vason, work created during the 3rd Thessaloniki Performance Festival of the 4th Biennale of Contemporary Art, 2013

    Fujicolour crystal archive paper mounted and framed size 100x130cm

  • Becoming and Image - Collective Action - Rome 2010

    Fujicolour crystal archive paper mounted on aluminium and anti-reflective perspex size 100x130cm

Ideas are transformed into actions, then into photographs and finally the photographs into objects, which aspire to provoke new ideas.

The point of departure of this work is the “Act of Exchange”

-Exchange between participating artists
-Exchange between the different practices, cultures, languages, ages
-Exchange between different mediums of expression
-Exchange between each artist and the locations, where the actions were taking place
-Exchange between the work produced and the viewers

The subject of investigation is the process, which is identified with the word ‘Becoming’. The artwork is process, the artwork is in constant transformation and our understanding of the artwork is in constant change. The process is the closest representation of who we are as human beings.

 

 

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