Manuel Cosentino is an Italian artist and photographer. He studied at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Rome, specializing in motion design before moving to London where he worked as a Visual Effects Artist in the film Industry. After contributing to several movies including Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix and Narnia Prince Caspian he decided to pursue his love for art and focus solely on photography and moved back to Italy.
In a series entitled Behind a Little House, Manuel explains:
“Behind a Little House is an intimate participatory art project which can only be accessed through the pages of an artist book and chooses to sacrifice dissemination (large-scale web 2.0 approach) to reclaim a physical connection with the audience. I wanted the viewer to start as an outside observer, a spectator, and then suddenly realize that they can participate – the wall mounted photographs lead up to the artist book where everyone is invited to contribute by drawing on the last photograph sheared on each page, giving impromptu co-authors the freedom to shape the direction and the content of the artwork. Text, photographs and drawings provide a framework to the interpretation of the artwork until external contribution starts to add to the dialogue. The project – with its open ended narrative – intends to start a conversation with the public; its nature is purposefully left mutable, open to chance and to change.”
The incredible series (seen below) was entered into see.me’s Exposure 2013 photo competition (winners have yet to be announced). The series is also on display at the Klompching Gallery’s Annual Summer Show: Fresh 2013.
The gallery is located at 111 Front Street, Suite 206 in Brooklyn, New York. The Exhibition runs from July 17 – August 10, 2013. The images from Fresh 2013 are also featured in Blink Magazine, Issue #25, 2013 and At Length Mag, Summer 2013.
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