• Eleonora Manca
  • 2013
  • Inv. No. 252.15.03
  • Edition 30 + 2 AP
  • Categories: Persone
Size S
40x30cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Unframed Mounting
40x30cm Dimensions
Inkjet pigmented print on paper Hahnemuhle Technique
Showcase frame Mounting
40x30cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted under plexiglass Mounting

According to the artist, the body is able to reflect emotional pain, anxiety, discomfort and phobias even on unconscious levels, and it somatizes them to become their banner. Twinges, spasms, cramps, tingling sensations and dizziness are often an alarm bell for what consciousness and reason have removed, thus calling attention to what is hidden in the deepest layers. Exposing – as in this case – one’s “nude” self means first of all baring it to ourselves. Most of the artist’s works conceal a sort of short circuit: the artist is almost never fully visible. This creates a body that is often fragmented, that never stops dissolving, that is the predator of itself through subtraction. It is the phenomenology of an absent present. Of a present absence.
After studying Art History at the University of Pisa, Eleonora Manca moved to Turin, where she earned her master’s in Theatre and Stagecraft. Alongside her academic training, she developed her own artistic research, initially with drawing and painting, and then specializing in new media, mainly video, performance and photography. In 2013 Giorgio Bonomi featured Manca at the collective exhibition Il corpo solitario. L'autoscatto nella fotografia contemporanea, which he curated in Turin. That year the artist participated in Paraphotò, the exhibition project that Davide Giglio and Daniele Ratti, in collaboration with the Centro Visual in Turin, curated for Paratissima IX. In 2015 her photographic production was exhibited in Italy, in Turin at Paratissima XI, and in Portugal, at Alcobaca, which hosted the exhibition Alberto Guerreiro curated for the Book and Movies International Prize. Also in 2015, Carlo Emanuele Bugatti and Giorgio Bonomi selected some of her photographs for an exhibition at the MUSINF in Senigallia, and these works have now entered the collection of the Italian Archive of Photographic Self-portraits. Alongside photography exhibitions, Manca has also been featured at film festivals and international video-art festivals. A visual artist, photographer, video artist and video performer, Manca was chosen as “artist of the month” by the Centro IGAV in Turin (March 2015) and was mentioned in the Gold section of Fotografi Italiani 2015, a web catalogue curated by Benedetta Spagnuolo.