Behind a Little House
- Hannah Edwards
Manuel Cosentino’s work ‘Behind a Little House’ is an intimate participatory art project where wall-mounted photographs and a participatory artist book lead the viewer to turn from an outside observer, a spectator, into an active participant.
The first image resembles a Big-Bang like notion, that sets everything into motion, while the last picture represents a new beginning – ‘that piece of ‘carte blanche’ that we are all given with our lives’. The book is an essential part of the project. By drawing into the book everybody is free to share their dream, hopes and fears, contributing to the world behind the little house or even destroying it. ‘As for the location, I never mention where the little house is, I prefer it to transcend geographical placement and become an idea. We all live under the same sky after all… ‘