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Periodo Azul / The Blue Period

A non-chronological revisiting of iconic works of ‘the great masters of art’ (from the 20th century to the present) centered on the blue color as a starting point for the narrative that (literally) unfolds on a roll of paper. It is successively rotated/drawn/rotated, in a mise en abîme movement that materially reproduces the immaterial loop of the image. The construction of iconic (and ironic) images is initially done by using the traditional tools of drawing and painting, later replaced by domestic/ intimate objects, culminating in a suggestive masturbation. The loop reshapes the meaning of the actions and objects. The mirror effect between the loop and its reflection underlines the (systematic) repetition of a (systemic) tendency at significant moments of transition in Western art, signaling the constant in the replacing and substituted conventions. The page returns always as a blank one: ready to be rewritten.

Directing and Production: Mané
Image and Editing: Mané and Bernardo Fachada

Mané has a degree in Art Multimedia (with a specialization in Performance and Installation), distinguished with the 2009/10’s Merit Scholarship of the University of Lisbon and the BPI/FBAUL 2010 award. She also holds a degree in Environmental Health and a Postgraduate Diploma in Urban Design and Public Art. This background continues to be a great influence in the work she produces where she explores the relationships between man and the environment, often invoking sexuality from a physiological/biological and sociological point of view. She participated in the 2010’s Landart Festival of Cascais and in the Artistic Residency for Iberoamerican Creators in Mexico, having exhibited at the Diego Rivera-Anahuacalli Museum and at the Cultural Center of Spain in Mexico. She joined the 2009’s National Young Creators Exhibition in the category of Plastic Arts. She recently exhibited her work at the Museum of the Arts of Sintra, Zé dos Bois Gallery, Zaratan and Escola das Gaivotas.