Verlag Self published, 2013
Published on the occasion ot the exibithion of the same name in the Galerie OstLicht, Vienna, 3 October to 21 December 2013, curated by Rebekka Reuter.
Photography is the central subject and medium of the Austrian artist Anja Manfredi, whose comprehensive retrospective the Gallery OstLicht presented. The show includes about 60 works, dating from 2000 to the present day, which unfold numerous reference points of the photographic discourse, setting it in motion, so to speak. The focus is on the human body and its complex gestures. The exhibit highlights mainly recent and latest works by the artist, juxtaposing them with selected pieces from her unpublished early works and her well-known Archiv der Bewegungen (Archive of Movements, 2005-2007). Photographs, film projections and object installations enter into a mutual dialogue, including such diverse motifs as a photographer’s posing chair, oriental carpets and plants in developing dishes; these elements are interrupted and rhythmised by interspersed photographs of drawings that translate physical movement into patterns of abstract lines