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Manuel Frattini
From January 14th 2005 to February 19th 2005
SEHNSUCHT : désirer ardemment un endroit meilleur, autre part, quelque part…

Manuel Frattini is a pedestrian through things. Palm leaves, floral chandeliers , or whatever else catches his eye, Frattini is his own collector. The transformative structure of the collection becomes the treasure.
- Volker Bauermeister, Badische Zeitung 2003.

In rows, chains and networks, Frattini’s collected observations grow rhizomatic on the wall. The resulting narrative sequences of drawings, paintings, photographs and objects appear infinite. Linking many threads of memory, their endings remain open and frayed.

These sequences are like a map of thoughts. Diverting the eye from a single linear reading, they restructure the relationship between time and space. Concrete movement through time becomes overlaid with a fictional account of a journey (which itself has no direct chronology). Questioning the connections between the seen and the remembered through the processing storage, and compression of visual material, Frattini’s storyboards speak of a search: the observed and the remembered, the journey. It is the yearning for a better place, someplace, somewhere: SEHNSUCHT.
- Victoria Tafferner