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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.

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

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The Ethical Document – Open Eye Gallery

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.
The Ethical Document - Open Eye Gallery
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…’

www.darc.media

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 info@openeye.org.uk.

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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 hereThe PhotoPerformer invited at the University of Evora (Portugal)

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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 will be supervising the documentation of the festival created by the participants and at the end of the festival we will create a poster campaign to be shown on te street of Kaunas.

Participation at Creature Live Art Festival in Lithuania
To take part of receive more information have a look at the link.

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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 the project is to give a voice to who normally is ignored.

New commission in Liverpool in Collaboration with MAMA

The result of the project will be presented at the Bluecoat Gallery in Liverpool.

As part of the project I will organise/take part on a conference about “Ethical Documentation” at the Open Eye Gallery in Liverpool.

 

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Sully Night – Performing the Archive – Tara Fatehi Irani

Another Sully Night at DARC studio.

Sully Night - Performing the Archive - Tara Fatehi Irani

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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 with experimental performance.

There will be 4 talks by experts in the field of Producing Live Art, Making Art, Documenting Live Art & Funding. This is the second:

The PhotoPerformer in Action

“I see the photograph as a space of reflection that needs to be analysed, interpreted and criticised. I’m particularly interested on the frictions between performance and its documentation and all the hybrid forms (a photographic performance, a performed photograph, a performance for camera, etc) that this gap produces. While I’m performing I’m inside the artwork and photography allows me to see my actions from an external point of view. Sometimes I think that through the action of photographing I’m trying to shorten the distance that photography is creating. While picturing diversity, my images and my actions encourage identification with poetic behaviour.” Manuel Vason

www.manuelvason.com

This project has been made possible with the support of Jerwood Charitable Foundation (JCF) and Arts Council England.

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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.

Two-Way mirror exhibition

As Daniela stated on the press release:

More than just an exhibition of arresting images from performance art, Two-way Mirror considers alternative approaches to photography by the artists engaged in this practice.

The two images selected will be in dialogue with each other and with the work of the other artists included.

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’She perceiving her’ – a collaboration with Anne Bean

My latest collaborating with the performance artist Anne Bean is exhibited in Bank Space Gallery in Whitechapel.

Anne Bean and Manuel Vason, She Perceiving her, 2016

More info here: http://preparingthesite.org/#bio

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Preparation for Air Exercise

On the 30th of May ( at the University of Vitoria) I will be presenting the work created  with Rubiane Maia titled Preparation for Air Exercise. We will show video extract, images and other documentation created in collaboration. The presentation will be followed by 2 days of workshop with a selection of local artists.

Preparation for Air Exercise

The project is supported by CEPEC Centro de Estudios e Pequisas em Comunicação of Vitoria.

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