Video Projects

‘I don’t do videos, I do moving images…’
Manuel Vason

The PhotoPerformer – Action for/with the Camera – Porto Alegre 2015

This performance was created in Porto Alegre, Brazil in 2015

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Collaborations with Alexandra Zierle & Paul Carter

Both these video pieces are collaborations between Alexandra Zierle, Manuel Vason and Paul Carter and were created in December 2011 during their joint ‘Performance Transition’ residency slot at The Exchange. During their 5 days together the artists explored notions of image and performance and their intricate relationship, in preparation to working at greater length later on for Manuel’s latest publication ‘Double Exposures’.

 

 

Zierle, Carter & Vason – At The Edge, Kynance Cove from Alexandra Zierle & Paul Carter on Vimeo.

Experimenting with various media as image, this work organically came out of a atmosphere of play and improvisation in the wind at dusk, where the artists (kindly assisted by Jo Hellier) responded to the gale force winds with a symbolic and poetic action at the edge. Performed by Zierle & Carter and filmed by Manuel Vason. Edited by Manuel Vason, Zierle & Carter and Jo Hellier.

 

 

Zierle, Carter, & Vason – Breathing the inside out, Goonhilly Nature Reserve from Alexandra Zierle & Paul Carter on Vimeo.

Experimenting with various media as image, this work organically came out of a atmosphere of play and improvisation at the site, where Alexandra spontaneously responded to the tree, Manuel decided to film a section of the action and without consultation or dialogue Paul edited the film.

 

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Collaboration with Michelle Outram

“The focus of my collaboration with Manuel Vason is making performances for camera – both still and moving images.  Roles in this process are fluid and the process is robust and honest.

Despite different approaches, shared interests with Manuel drive a deep connection, and a challenge to work fast and trust in my own depth as an artist. Through working with Manuel, I have learned that the essence of my work is present, whether it is created in a fast and furious way between the camera, myself and Manuel’s eye, or over a longer period of reflection, practice and performance.”

Shot and performed: Manuel Vason & Michelle Outram
Edited: Michelle Outram
Sound: Michelle Outram

Shot on location Dartmoor, 2010.
Premiere: Galatina, Salento 2012

Thank you
Ruben Pracas, Tonino Baldari, Leila Carlyle, Marnie Orr & Rachel Sweeney

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STILL_MÓVIL – El Discurso del Cuerpo [excerpt]

“Working with contemporary dancers I have been introduced to the world of ‘improvisation’… this has been a real mind opening.

During an ‘improvisation’ a sensitive body is open to perceive the elements of the surrounding and use this impulse as a stimulus for movement.

Each Artists was given an image to use as a starting point for an impro.

The image represented the last shot of a one minute video recording of another choreographer.

This image symbolised the motivation for a correspondence.”

Format: HD video projection

Duration of full length video: 45:54

Artists involved:

Alejandra Jara (Paraguay), Ana Cecilia Chung Oré (Perú), Ana Cecilia Moreno (Bolivia), Ana Chin-A-Loy (Venezuela), Angela Bello (Colombia), Carla Coronado (Perú), Claudia Vicuña (Chile), Cristian Duarte (Brasil), Edith Correa (Paraguay), Esteban Donoso (Ecuador), Félix Oropeza (Venezuela), Giselle Rodrigues (Brasil), Inés Coronado (Perú), Isabel Story (Venezuela), Iván Sánchez (Chile), Javiera Peón-Veiga (Chile), José Alvarez (Paraguay), Josie Cáceres (Ecuador), Klever Viera (Ecuador), Lorna Ortiz (Perú), Lucía Russo (Argentina), Manuel Vason (Italia/ Reino Unido),  Marcelo Evelin (Brasil), María José Rivera (Bolivia), Mirella Carbone (Perú), Morella Petrozzi (Perú), Natalia Aldana (Paraguay), Natalia  Orozco (Colombia), Nuri Gutés (Chile), Paula Giuria (Uruguay), Pepe Santana (Perú), Ricardo Marinelli (Brasil), Rocío Rivera Marchevsky (Chile), Rommel Nieves (Venezuela), Sergio Valenzuela (Chile), Sofía Mejia (Colombia), Sylvia Fernández (Bolivia), Tamia Guayasamin (Ecuador), Tino Fernández (Colombia), Valeria Andrade (Ecuador), Vanilton Lakka (Brasil).

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STILL_MÓVIL – Retrato

I consider a portrait a kind of performance for the camera. During a portrait I can follow the instruction of the photographer but ultimately I’m in control of presenting my ‘self’ to the purpose to be transformed into an image.

In Retrato I asked each artist/collaborator to present their ‘self’ for a period of a minute. The chair functions as a symbol of this transformation from movement to stillness.

 

Artists involved:

Alejandra Jara (Paraguay), Ana Cecilia Chung Oré (Perú), Ana Cecilia Moreno (Bolivia), Ana Chin-A-Loy (Venezuela), Angela Bello (Colombia), Carla Coronado (Perú), Carolina Besuievsky (Uruguay), Carolina Herman (Argentina), Claudia Vicuña (Chile), Cristian Duarte (Brasil), Diana Szeinblum (Argentina), Edith Correa (Paraguay), Esteban Donoso (Ecuador), Félix Oropeza (Venezuela), Flor Varela (Uruguya), Florencia Vecino (Argentina), Giselle Rodrigues (Brasil), Inés Coronado (Perú), Isabel Story (Venezuela), Iván Sánchez (Chile), Javiera Peón-Veiga (Chile), José Alvarez (Paraguay), Josie Cáceres (Ecuador), Juliana Moraes (Brasil), Klever Viera (Ecuador), Lorna Ortiz (Perú), Lucía Russo (Argentina), Luciana Acuña (Argentina), Luis Garay (Argentina), Manuel Vason (Italia/ Reino Unido),  Marcelo Evelin (Brasil), María José Rivera (Bolivia), Mariana Marchesano (Uruguay), Miguel Jaime (Uruguay), Mirella Carbone (Perú), Morella Petrozzi (Perú), Natalia Aldana (Paraguay), Natalia  Orozco (Colombia), Nuri Gutés (Chile), Patricia Mallarini (Uruguay), Paula Giuria (Uruguay), Pepe Santana (Perú), Ricardo Marinelli (Brasil), Rocío Rivera Marchevsky (Chile), Rommel Nieves (Venezuela), Santiago Turenne (Uruguay), Sergio Valenzuela (Chile), Sofía Mejia (Colombia), Sylvia Fernández (Bolivia), Tamia Guayasamin (Ecuador), Tino Fernández (Colombia), Valeria Andrade (Ecuador), Vanilton Lakka (Brasil), Vera Sala (Brasil).

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Salento – Collaboration with Helen Spackman [dvd]

Salento is a collaboration between Helen Spackman and Manuel Vason.
The two artists spent a week in Salento, southern Italy in 2008 and returned to the location a year later in 2009 to work on a video project using site-specific improvisations for the camera and working without a storyboard.
The video on this website is a short edit of the video piece.
Duration of full length video: 11:48 minutes

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STILL_MÓVIL – Acción Anatómica

To verbalise means to express an idea or feelings in words.

In the passage from dance to the spoken language I encounter the ‘Verb’ as the manifestation of the action, of the movement.

For Acción Anatómica I have asked to each choreographer to identify the five verbs, which are recurrent on their practice and to represent each verbs using a part of their body.

HD Video

Duration: 1:01 mins – within  an exhibition context the video is presented in loop

Artists involved:

Alejandra Jara (Paraguay), Ana Cecilia Chung Oré (Perú), Ana Cecilia Moreno (Bolivia), Claudia Vicuña (Chile), Edith Correa (Paraguay), Giselle Rodrigues (Brasil), Iván Sánchez (Chile), Javiera Peón-Veiga (Chile), José Alvarez (Paraguay), Lorna Ortiz (Perú), Manuel Vason (Italia/ Reino Unido), Marcelo Evelin (Brasil), María José Rivera (Bolivia), Mirella Carbone (Perú), Morella Petrozzi (Perú), Natalia Aldana (Paraguay), Nuri Gutés (Chile), Paula Giuria (Uruguay), Pepe Santana (Perú), Ricardo Marinelli (Brasil), Rocío Rivera Marchevsky (Chile),  Sergio Valenzuela (Chile), Sylvia Fernández (Bolivia), Vanilton Lakka (Brasil).

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Collaboration with Michelle Browne

Collaboration with Michelle Browne

 

Duration: 01:38

 

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Salento – Collaboration with Helen Spackman

Salento

Salento is a collaboration between Helen Spackman and Manuel Vason. The two artists spent a week in Salento, southern Italy in 2008 and returned to the location a year later in 2009 to work on a video project using site-specific improvisations for the camera and working without a storyboard. The video on this website is a short edit of the video piece.

Duration of full length video: 11:48 minutes

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Panorama – [excerpt] – Festival Panorama de Dança

In 2008 Vason was invited by the Festival Panorama de Dança (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) to further research new ways of documenting contemporary dance, working with the artists participating in the festival. The result was a a selection of images and a collaborative video piece, which has been presented in festivals and platforms internationally.

“I am aware of the impossibility of documenting a live performance, but I find this dilemma the sparkle for the development of new forms of documentation.

For Panorama I have asked to each choreographer to select a pinnacle moment of their piece of dance and present it as a single image, standing on a plinth, for a period of 3 minutes, on a location at their choice.

The intentions of Panorama is to display the correspondence of different art forms; in particular: dance, photography, video, sculpture and architecture.”

Full length video duration: 31:07

Artists involved:

Alice Ripoll and Ferdinando Klipel, Andre Masseno, Cristina Maura, Federica Folco and Josie Cáceres, Helena Vieira, Laura Sami, Luiz de Abreu, Manuel Vason, Marcela Levi, Marcelo Evelin, Michaline Torres, Nelisiwe Xaba and Ketty Noël.

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