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NATASHA MANNERS

Natasha Manners
Just One
2015

HD Colour Video, Single Channel, No Sound. Duration 19:24 mins.

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With the figures of the migrant, refugee, home-maker, traveller and explorer as a constant influence, this recent body of work makes reference to the phenomenon of developing place. By filming my own interactions with the domestic environment, through ways such as crawling backwards under an armchair, I am attempting to re-explore the spaces of my home through a contemplative and sensorial engagement. Through experiments with scale, sound and repetition I am investigating the details of these acts, in the tensions of body, pace of movement and the friction of the surrounding environment, through a filmic language.

Natasha Manners
Searching
2015

HD Colour Video, Single Channel, Sound. Duration 0:56 mins loop.

A cairn is a man-made pile of stones. The word originates from the Scottish Gaelic Càrn. They can be found around the world in many different forms, built for a multitude of reasons. Old Scottish Gaelic blessing: “I’ll put a stone on your cairn.”

Natasha Manners
Low Armchair
2015

HD Colour Video, Single Channel, Sound. Duration 6:27 mins loop.

Filming my own interactions with the domestic environment through ways like crawling backwards under an armchair, form part of attempts to forge more primal connections with parts of my surroundings; as a way of dealing with feelings of disconnectedness from the country I reside in and the one I left.

Natasha Manners
A Woman’s Touch
2015

HD Colour Video, Single Channel, Sound. Duration 2:16 mins loop.

A woman’s touch will make this house a home.

Natasha Manners
Untitled (Striated)
2015

HD Colour Video, Single Channel, No sound. Duration 8:31 mins loop.

Is the division of land the same between snails?

Natasha Manners
10 Failed attempts to get underneath a low armchair: #4 Hands and Feet Tied
2015

One piece of paper sprayed with water and placed under a low armchair. I crawled in reverse underneath the chair 10 times. Every time after the first with a new constraint on my attempts. Notated is the pointed at which I could not fit anymore of me under.

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