Double Exposures

Manuel Vason


ISBN: 978-1783204090

Published by Live Art Development Agency and Intellect Books, 2015

30cm x 21cm, 200 pages, hardback with colour images throughout

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Double Exposures is a new collaborative venture between Manuel Vason and forty of the most visually arresting artists working with performance in the UK. 

Ten years after his first, groundbreaking book, Exposures, Vason has produced another extraordinary body of work, which sets out new ways of bridging performance and photography.  

For Double Exposures, Vason has worked with two groups of artists, using two distinct types of collaboration, to produce a series of double images.

Artists who had previously worked with Vason were invited to create two images, one of their own practice and another, where they took on the role of the photographer, shaping an image with Vason’s body. A second group of new collaborators were invited to create a performance, which could be captured in two photographs. All the images exist as doubles – pairs – diptychs.

In photography, a ‘double exposure’ can be accidental or deliberate. Both types permeate Double Exposures, making it Manuel Vason’s most ambitious project to date.  

Double Exposures is edited by David Evans and includes an interview with Helena Blacker and commissioned essays by David Bate, David Evans, Dominic Johnson, Lois Keidan, Alice Maude-Roxby, Adrien Sina, Chris Townsend and Joanna Zylinska.

Artists featured in Double Exposures: Lucille Acevedo-Jones & Rajni Shah, Katherine Araniello, Oreet Ashery, Ron Athey, Franko B, Julia Bardsley, Dickie Beau, Ansuman Biswas, Nicola Canavan, Marisa Carnesky, Giovanna Maria Casetta, Brian Catling, Marcia Farquhar, Ernst Fischer, Eloise Fornieres, Mat Fraser, Hugo Glendinning, Helena Goldwater, Helena Hunter, David Hoyle, Iona Kewney, Noëmi Lakmaier, jamie lewis hadley, Stacy Makishi, Alastair MacLennan, Mad For Real (Cai Yuan & Jian Jun Xi), Rita Marcalo, Michael Mayhew, Nando Messias, Mouse, Martin O’Brien, Sinéad O’Donnell, Harold Offeh, Florence Peake, Áine Phillips, Joshua Sofaer, the vacuum cleaner, The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein, Elvira Santamaria Torres, Aaron Williamson and Alexandra Zierle & Paul Carter.

Double Exposures featured in the Guardian Newspaper, November 2014 and was selected as photography book of the year 2014 by the Source Photographic Review.

Double Exposures book launches happened across the UK and the US throughout 2014/15 

Double Exposures Contemporary Theatre Review 2016 Read the review online or Download the PDF

 

Live Art Development Agency and Intellect Books, 2014. Published with the support of Arts Council England