Memory of a Metamorphosis_ex voto_XXV

  • Eleonora Manca
  • 2015
  • Inv. No. 252.15.06
  • Edition 30 + 2 AP
  • Categories: Persone, Movimento
Size S
40x31cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Unframed Mounting
 
40x31cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Showcase frame Mounting
 
40x31cm Dimensions
Inkjet pigmented print on paper Hahnemuhle Technique
Showcase frame Mounting
 
40x31cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted under plexiglass Mounting
 

Changing skin means transformation, and it is certainly not painless. The inevitable shell, the artist’s preferred place of research, is constantly in the embryonal stage, prey to continuous metamorphoses, and it emerges as a sensitive archive, because it is through the senses that memory often comes alive. Slow if it caters to the natural rhythm set by the passage of time, or sudden if due to traumatic events, the mutation to which we are subjected every day is inexorable, and it inevitably leaves marks or scars, sometime causing pain.
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.