Exposures – [2000-2002]

Exposures is Manuel Vason’s first collection of collaborative photographs with 19 of the most acclaimed and controversial practitioners in Britain in the early 2000s: artists who were disrupting the norm, breaking the rules and provoking debate by exposing the body in all its diversities, difficulties and desires –

 

The images in Exposures are intended to be neither performance documentation nor straightforward portraiture but collaborations: something arguably more attesting and arresting” – Lois Keidan (Director -Live Art Development Agency)

 

“The whole initial project has kick started a large-scale national interest in the documentation of the live. And what began as someone else’s project fuelled a concern over my own representation in archive and documentation, as well as the consolidation of the emphasis from textual play and humour in my solo performances to visuality and minimal aesthetics.” – Helena Goldwater on her collaboration with Vason in Exposures

 

  • Aaron Williamson and Manuel Vason Exposures London 2000

    3 x original 10x8 inches Polaroids

  • DogonEfff Maria de Marias and Manuel Vason Exposures London 2000

    3 x original 10x8 inches Polaroids

  • Doran George and Manuel Vason Exposures London 2000

    3 x original 10x8 inches Polaroids

  • Ernst Fischer and Manuel Vason Exposures London 2000

    4 x original 10x8 inches Polaroids

  • Franko B and Manuel Vason Exposures London 2000

    4 x original 10x8 inches Polaroids

  • Gilles Jobin and Manuel Vason Exposures London 2000

    3 x original 10x8 inches Polaroids

  • Giovanna Casetta and Manuel Vason Exposures London 2000

    3 x original 10x8 inches Polaroids

  • Helena Goldwater and Manuel Vason Exposures London 2000

    4 x original 10x8 inches Polaroids

  • Joshua Sofaer and Manuel Vason Exposures London 2000

    3 x original 10x8 inches Polaroids

  • Kira O'Reilly and Manuel Vason Exposures London 2000

    3 x original 10x8 inches Polaroids

  • La Ribot and ManueL Vason Exposures London 2000

    4 x original 10x8 inches Polaroids

  • Marisa Carnesky and Manuel Vason Exposures London 2000

    4 x original 10x8 inches Polaroids

  • Matt Fraser and Manuel Vason Exposures London 2000

    3 x original 10x8 inches Polaroids

  • Moti Roti and Manuel Vason Exposures London 2000

    3 x original 10x8 inches Polaroids

  • Oreet Ashery and Manuel Vason Exposures London 2000

    3 x original 10x8 inches Polaroids

  • Robert Pacitti and Manuel Vason Exposures London 2000

    3 x original 10x8 inches Polaroids

  • Roney Fraser Munroe and Manuel Vason Exposures London 2000

    3 x original 10x8 inches Polaroids

  • Stacy Makishi and Manuel Vason Exposures London 2000

    3 x original 10x8 inches Polaroids

  • Susan Carol Lewis and Manuel Vason Exposures London 2000

    4 x original 10x8 inches Polaroids

  • La Ribot and Manuel Vason Exposures#1, London, 2000

    Fujicolour crystal archive paper mounted on aluminium and anti-reflective perspex 89x114cm

  • Oreet Ashery and ManueL Vason Exposures#1, London, 2000

    Fujicolour crystal archive paper mounted on aluminium and anti-reflective perspex 89x114cm

All the images exist as original 10×8 inch Polaroids. Each project was photographed using a maximum of ten sheets of film, during one day of shooting. The use of Polaroid film enabled a series of discussions that structured each short collaborative process. The instant results allowed a practical framework that has since developed into the more extensively dialogue-based modes of collaboration practices.

The images were collected in the book Exposures, published by Black Dog Publishing Ltd. Developed in collaboration with the Live Art Development Agency. Financially assisted by the Arts Council of England

Paperback, 96pp 86 colour reproductions ISBN: 1-901033-87-2 UK 22 x 28cm / 9x 12in Pub date: Spring 2002

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