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solitary  |  2022

The Solitary series was shot at the Berlin Hohenschönhausen, a former prison of the East German Ministry of State Security, also known as STASI. The prison was primarily used to house and interrogate those who wished or attempted to leave East Germany, although political prisoners were also held there. The prison was used until the fall of the Berlin wall, in 1989.

By giving light to this not-so-distant memory with aestheticized images, Mancioli wants us to reflect upon our own contemporary states of isolation and suppression.

live memory  |  2020

This series is set out to be an archaeology of the present. They appropriate iconic images from the media in times of Coronavirus and treat them in such a way that they can evoke old records, giving them an almost historical gravity.

In our anesthetized society - which often only sees the great misfortunes of the world in movies or news reports, from the comfort of their sofa - this present-past relationship makes us reflect on the real-virtual, in light of current events. A living memory.

of desire  |  2020 

This series is the photographic reproduction of the remains of one of Mancioli's early portfolios (2003), that decayed because of mould. He would show it to art galleries and often get a feedback that his work is too broad in languages and meanings, and that he should focus on what he really wants to say. He agreed. With time and mould, these old heterogenous series ended up unifying by creating a new discourse.   

through  |  2016

The Through series relates to the functioning of the unconscious memory. The spy hole works as an interface between the observer and the observed, raising questioning about presence and absence, the inside and the outside. It reveals important signs of Mancioli's work, such as memory, isolation, as well as reality and fiction in human relationships.