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ISEA2010 RUHR Exhibition

Mariana Manhães (br)
Liquescente (Ânfora Azul)/Liquefying (Blue Vase)

Installation, 2007

Manhães’ process consists of the appropriation of everyday life objects; capturing them with a video camera and making them talk. In Liquescente, an old glass vase breathes rhythmically with water flowing in and out of it. The video is connected to a device which reacts to the animation’s voice. The whole operation is analogue, so every little event is subject to possible imprecision and random malfunctions, like a real organism.

This project is part of the cooperation with the Instituto Sergio Motta.

About the Artist

Mariana Manhães (*1977) lives and works in Niterói and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She has participated in exhibitions at many art institutions in Brazil and abroad, including Bienal do Mercosul (Porto Alegre, Brazil), Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), Martin-Gropius-Bau Museum (Berlin, Germany), Instituto Itaú Cultural (São Paulo, Brazil), Museu de Arte Moderna (Rio de Janeiro and Bahia), Galerie GP+N Vallois and Natalie Seroussi (Paris, France), amongst others. Honoured with significant awards, her work is represented in public and private collections in Brazil, France and the USA.

ISEA2010 RUHR Exhibition
Fri 20 August–Sat 5 September 2010

Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte
Hansastr. 3
44137 Dortmund

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