t h e m a n o l i s a
Often, the pieces I make are driven by what I want to learn. So when I had the opportunity to do an ad hoc collaboration with artists Ambera Wellman and Giulia Marisco, we conceived of something that was both technically challenging and a well-rounded representation of our aesthetics. We are all inspired by classic European art and independently, we often work with distortion of the human figure; so this direction seemed to occur naturally once we put our heads together.
When editing the footage and images, my main goal was to make this look as real as possible. By real I mean that this digital sculpture could p o s s i b l y exist within our familiar physical world; the elements appear to comply with laws of light, shadow, gravity, and movement as they would in reality.
Best viewed as a loop.
Ambera Wellmann: concept, hand model
Jenna Josepher: art director, editor
Giulia Marsico: model, creative consultant