Friends in Oaxaca, I will be giving a week long workshop titled “Hacía una imagen poética” from the 2nd of December at Centro de las Artes de San Agustín. The Centre can offer accommodation for the artists living Outside Oaxaca.
I’m glad to share that The body and other small tails. Performance at the State Museum of Contemporary Art collections is traveling and opening on Friday November 25 at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete. The exhibition is dedicated to the body and performance art through the presentation of photos and videos, and installations resulting from actions and from exhibitions that took place in recent years at the State Museum of Contemporary Art and compose a significant part of the museum’s collection.
Some of the work I created in 2013 ” Becoming and Image” exhibition will be in show.
On Friday 25th of November I will be presenting at ARTspaceMexico gallery a new installation and live performance titled “INspiration” – (ALIENTO in spanish).
In preparation to the live performance I wrote a little text:
Respiration can be the deepest photograph of my emotions.
While I’m photographing my breathing, I invoke the images woven around the inner wall of my body.
While I’m photographing my breathing, I’m syncing my internal with my external image.
While I’m photographing my breathing, I’m closing my eyes and picturing behind the surface.
While I’m photographing my breathing, I’m tensing my body and releasing my vision.
While I’m photographing my breathing, I’m giving light to the darker side of my memory.
While I’m photographing my breathing, we can all listen to the voices of all the images stored inside my cavities.
While I’m photographing my breathing, I have the tendency to become mechanical but the creative impulse will help me to break the program.
While I’m photographing my breathing, my mind becomes a bit dizzy and the focus becomes my pure uncertainty.
While I’m photographing my breathing, I stop anticipating my stimulus and the entire activity become more unpredictable.
My photographic capacity is built-in to the anatomy of my body.
The PhotoPerformer (Mexico City 2016)
During this workshop we will study and practice the creation of a “poetic images” through individual and collective actions.
We will discuss the “pose” as a concept of transformation from action to image, from movement to stillness.
I will introduce the “poetic image’ as a gesture of expression of our imagination… a connection with and internal visualisation…
Looking forward to share some actions, images and thoughts with Gabriela Gonzalez (founder and director of HYDRA) and Eugenia Macias (researcher and expert of contemporary photography).
A selection of videos part of STILL_MÓVIL exhibition will be presented at the 25th edition of Panorama Festival in Rio de Janeiro. The Exhibition is titled Corpo Visto and is held at the Centro Cultural Banco do Brazil between the 3rd and 20th of November.
Looking forward to be presenting at the Ex Teresa a ‘live training’ with a group of Collaborators. As we will keep on training… this can only be a work in progress…
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.
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 the DARC collective for talks and presentations on the practices, aethetics and ethics of co-creating performance documentation, performance photography and photo performances.
This summer Manuel Vason was in residence with the multi-faith women’s group and choir Migrant Artists Mutual Aid (MaMa) and the transmutable voices team (performer/director Jennifer Verson, artist/psychotherapist Lorena Rivero de Beer and and social psychologist Pamela Mastrilli) and co-created a series of photo performances exploring new aesthetics of citizenship.
Manuel Vason returns to Liverpool on 5th October with members of DARC collective to discuss the theories, processes and challenges of creating the ethical document.
DARC is a collective of artists who believe that the documentation of other artists’ work is not just preservation but a creative act in itself.
“we are INSIDERS we CARE we UNDERSTAND performance we have a CONNECTION with you already we KNOW you you KNOW us we are part of the COMMUNITY you TRUST us our documentation is an ART form we have a THEORY (even if we’re unsure what that is at present!) this isn’t just WORK it’s an EXCHANGE…’
Manuel Vason is an internationally reknowned photographer working closely in and between the fields of photography and performance.
‘I consider my practice as a life long commitment to explore the correspondence between Photography and Performance Art. I believe in photography as an efficient instrument to articulate the human condition, to test new codes of behaviour, to criticize how we shape knowledge, to provoke innovative thinking. I believe in the photograph as…a place where contradiction, ambiguity and paradox are not only tolerated but encouraged.’
The event is free, however booking is required. Reserve your place at Open Eye Gallery, call +44 (0)151 236 6768 or email email@example.com.
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 here