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Manta Angeliki 

Artist Statement

Angeliki Manta studied architecture with her Master degree completed in UK, in University of Manchester. Her involvement with photography began in 2016 where she started attending various photography seminars. She is currently attending a Master in Photography and Visual Language in Akto College, Greece. As a visual artist, she is trying to interpret and imprint the relation between Soul and Human Body. Her work makes use of the human form against the backdrop of natural or architectural landscapes. She is interested in the ''inner world'' we manifest within ourselves, rather than looking outwards. Always experimenting with new techniques and media, she is equally comfortable with photography and video, and uses both according to the needs of the project.

 

Project Title: Little Maries (and their anatomy)

In French the word marionette means "little Mary" The idea behind this series, is a notion which is very vague and differently interpreted by everyone: the Soul in relation to Body and the ways I can explore this relation as a visual artist. In order to manage to imprint the above visually, I try to support my concept within a theoretical framework (which isn’t necessarily focusing on arts only). Hence my field of research becomes more specific, and focuses on two common Human Soul “characteristics”: The notion of Drive and Fantasy (as both described by Jacque Lacan). Through my photos, the attempt is to reveal the “inner world” we manifest within ourselves rather than looking outwards. The balance and imbalance between the Soul and the “centre of gravity” of the Body, like marionettes pursuit to balance in their strings. The transition from a state of innocence (where Soul coincides with the “centre of gravity”), to a state of transcendental knowledge, where Soul does not fully coincide with the “centre of gravity” and our inner world makes its presence stronger than ever. Maybe the quest after this oscillation is to return to a new kind of innocence.

Manta Angeliki

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A trip to Jordan River 2

photography on Hannemuhle paper

35,5 x 70,5 cm

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