Michael Mancari

Region: Pacific Coast

Website: http://www.mmancari.com

City / State: Los Angeles, CA

I consider my work to be an excavation of society, humanity, and “thinginess,” to use critical theorist Bill Brown’s term. I’m not interested in a coffee cup, rather the stain that is left behind. It reveals a past, a present, and an event. The context of this event is explored through a series of “jump cuts.” A jump cut is like cutting a hole in a magazine. It reveals another strange, but often beautiful, image unrelated to the image above it. The interaction between the two layers creates a dialogue between natural objects and artificial realms.