”He has a surgeon-like passion for the inner workings of machinery. “When you show a video through a data projector you have predeterminants that technology will produce your artwork out of. I like to start with the technology, start with the machine, and then try and get it to do the things I want it to do.View PDF
”the pleasure of “Dissonant Rhythms” comes from the change of pace it offers: More often than not, technology is something one must keep up with or even anticipate, but Manning’s work encourages an audience to pause and simply appreciate what they already have.”View PDF
Spectra. Catalogue essay.
”The wonder of optics – the source of photography and the cinema, among many forms referenced in these works – is as much a matter of concern for art as it science. But the manipulation of contingent light, in Manning’s hands, shades into critique.”View PDF