Gabriella Mangano & Silvana Mangano – The Surround

<p>In The Surround Gabriella Mangano and Silvana Mangano explore the idea that identity can be shared. They work collaboratively on videos that examine the congruence between them, and play with traditional concepts of drawing that are re-conceptualised as gestures performed in space.</p> <p></p> <p>Conceived and shot in El Bruc, Spain, the grand mountainous landscape acts as a backdrop to the choreography, at once stylised and abstracted. Dressed uniformly and using the same bentwood chairs to execute their ponderous yet lyrical movements, the artists’ identities are absorbed in an elaborate pas de deux. </p>