Solo exhibition by Mariana Manhães

(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Paço Imperial presents “Evento”, solo exhibition by Mariana Manhães.

Mariana Manhães lives and works in Rio de Janeiro.The artist was nominated for PIPA in 2010. Her work includes video-installations, video-objects, photography and drawings that deal with image manipulation. Mariana graduated in Psychology at Universidade Federal Fluminense. She also studied at Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage.

“My work is an intersection of artistical and technological experimentation that takes form in different types of media. My formal interest in movement, materials, behaviour, language and imagination is coupled with an intuitive way of inventing intricated systems that can lead to the production of drawings, technical sketches, manipulated photographs and organic machines with traces of human/animal behaviour.

My process consists on the appropriation of my everyday visual life images, like antique teapots, my studio doors, clouds in the sky or anything that I intuitively associate with conceivable language patterns. If the project leads to the construction of a machine, I capture images with a video camera, making them move by pulling strings while recording. During the editing process, I transform movements into gestures and give my voice to the objects which therefore talk in an invented dialect.”

By Mariana Manhães

“Evento”, by Mariana Manhães
Opening: November 28, at 6pm
November 29, 2013 to February 16, 2014
Tue-Sun, from 12 am to 6pm
Paço Imperial – Praça XV de Novembro, 48 – Centro, Rio de Janeiro, 20010-010
55 (21) 2215-2622
55 (21) 2533-4359



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