Anima I

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How is the Self formed and performed in the age of information and the frenetic expansion of social media? What is the image of the body one has for oneself and the other – and what are its embodied metamorphoses?

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Anima I | By Jannis Varelas

Anima I | With Anima I, Jannis Varelas goes back to the images of the body, exploring the gendered cultural representations of the human figure.

How is the Self formed and performed in the age of information and the frenetic expansion of social media? What is the image of the body one has for oneself and the other – and what are its embodied metamorphoses? In Anima I, Jannis Varelas explores the concepts of identity and alterity, iconophilia and iconoclasm, sameness and difference, the normal and the abnormal, impulse and repulsion, melancholy and ecstasy, the binary and the multiple gender.

The artist chooses his models among his friends and neighbors, and has them dressed specifically to be photographed in the specially laid out setting of his studio. The photographic rendering of the event is then transferred onto the canvas, transformed and diffracted by the language of painting. This publication includes paintings, scrapbooks, archive material, photographs, a selection of everyday objects from the Collections of the Benaki Museum, collages, and costumes from the preparatory stages of the performative process. Anima I poses questions about contemporary art itself and its relation to these changes within the post-human condition.

Format: Softcover
Size: 215 x 280 mm
Pages: 376
Illustrations: Full color photography

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Anima I

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How is the Self formed and performed in the age of information and the frenetic expansion of social media? What is the image of the body one has for oneself and the other – and what are its embodied metamorphoses?