Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Manuela Martines, Viavai, from the series Spelling, 2006
Manuela Martines, Viavai, from the series Spelling, 2006
2007 Featured Exhibition

Manuela Martines
SPLIT LINKS: COMPOSITE IMAGES

May 1–31, 2007
Istituto Italiano di Cultura
496 Huron St NW

Manuela Martines’ constructed works in Split
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bridge
the distant, moving and transverse poles of
integration and
disparity. Combinations of photography, painting
and collage
highlight connections and differences between
Martines’
source
images, many of which were taken during
worldwide travels.
A
further dimension of meaning is invoked by
Martines’ inclusion
of repeated graphic design elements, red flowers
in some
works and letters in others, that are inscribed into
the
compositions,
and which act as a means of binding convergence
even in instances of profound alienation. Ultimately,
Split
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prompts viewers to discover affinities and to draw
boundaries
in subject matter, as well as to open doors to free
associations
and fresh insights about locations and lives both
near and
far.

Manuela Martines was born in Gallarate, in
northern
Italy, and
lives and works in Busto Arsizio, near Milan.
Martines’ collage
works have been described as “rarely a
superposition, more
a
juxtaposition with a slow pace.” Her work, which
comprises
site-specific installation as well as photography
and new
media,
has been shown in London, Paris and various
Italian
locales.

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