Artist: Mark Manders
installation | 2004

Manders has built a private iconography of forms, sculptures and images that are constantly repeated and re-combined. His project at Museo San Telmo rearticulates an existing gallery into a living space where fabricated and illusionistic objects are consciously positioned to chart an imaginary voyage around a room. The project, reflecting both a sculptural process and a compression of thoughts, words and images, operates as an overall self-portrait. Many objects in the space are reduced to a degree that is slightly off realistic scale. The artist places a funnel within a shoe to redirect the light back out of the shoe. By stacking a wall of newspapers, he hides their contents and headlines. Through peepholes incorporated into sculpted furniture, rodent-like plastic forms and photographs of Chinese torture may be viewed. All these elements combine to convey notions of selfhood that are subject to constant reformulation and readjustment.


Manifesta 5 | 2004.06.11 - 2004.09.30 | Arteleku(San Sebastián, Spain) | Casa Ciriza(San Sebastián, Spain) | Koldo Mitxelena(San Sebastián, Spain) | Kubo Kutxa Kursaal | Museo San Telmo(San Sebastián, Spain) | Ondartxo(San Sebastián, Spain) | San Sebastián | Soto del Aquarium(San Sebastián, Spain)