Manray artist and photographer in virtual worlds.
He started to travel and take photographs
in the Net since 2003, after the publication of his
"Internet Landscape" Manifesto where he set up the
concept of net-photography.
In 2005 he published ARENAE
a b&w reportage from the battlegrounds of the net.
Like a modern-day Robert Capa he entered as "embedded"
reporter in war games like Quake III, Enemy Territory and Half-Life
Counter Strike. The photos look dramatically like real war photos,
like real war photos looks like videogames.
From february 2005 he is resident in Second Life as Marco Manray,
an artist-photographer who documents the evolving of the metaverse
with his stories and his images.
His images from Second Life have been published by international
magazine as Liberation (paris), El Pais (madrid), Repubblica (milan),
Elle (madrid-milan) , AD (milan).
Author of the book “IO, REPORTER IN SECOND LIFE”, Shake
Ed., Milano nov 2007
The book starts with the story of the making of the reportage for
Liberation, "Votez Virtuel", during the presidential election
in France in 2007, and a photo from a virtual world went on the
first page of a newspaper.
Left the interest for reportage, in 2008 Marco Manray starts a research
about landscapes in virtual worlds, with the black and white series
"Why is there something rather than nothing?", photographies
taken in Second Life wild areas still untouched by man, where Manray
roams, wearing Ansel Adams’ shoes in a metaphorical West.
In summer 2008 he leaved form Second Life to explore the chinese
virtual world HiPiHi, for his project: “Der Neue Wanderer”.
Lost in a far corner of the metaverse like a new Friedrich’s
“Wanderer” he went back with a series of artworks on
paper inspired at the Maoist propaganda posters and a video.
The last project “Remap Berlin”, deals with different
levels of reality, mirroring back a mirror world from virtual to
real. The photos shot in the virtual Berlin of Twinity, are then
geo localized in google maps, re-mapped from virtual to real, and
many of these photos were selected by Google for Google Earth and
by this became little geographical virus.
Der Neue Wanderer - Overfoto
Gallery, Napoli – solo exhibit, september 2009
- Odyssey art+performance sim in second life, solo exhibit, >>
I am not afraid - Shake
Edizioni, Milano, march 2009 - part of the Festival “Border”
Marco Manray in China -
AREANA Call for Artists, Uqbar.media art culture,
dec 2008 – Second Life
Galleria Overfoto , Second Life - may/jul 2008
Life, oct 2008
part of 10ème “Sept Off” - (R)EVOLUTION TECHNOLOGIQUE
de la chambre au téléphone
Nice septembre - octobre 2008
Paris oct 2009
Marco Manray in China AREANA
Call for Artists, Uqbar.media art culture, SL dec 2008
Reality Festival -
Festival international d'Art dédié aux mondes virtuels,
oct 2008, Door Studios, Paris
Museum of Natural History at the University of Florence oct 2008
– jan 2009
Caserma De Cristoforis, Como, May/jun 2008
ArtFair with Galleria Overfoto - Roma
– Galleria Overfoto, Napoli dec 2007-feb 2008
“NetSpace: viaggio nell’arte
della Rete” Paesaggi elettronici,
MAXXI - Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo - may 2007 Roma
PEAM Pescara Electronic Artists Meeting, Pescara 2006
Galleria Pack, Milano 2006
- Museo Michetti - Francavilla al Mare (CH)- jul - aug 2005
PEAM Pescara Elettronic Artists Meeting Pescara 22-30 october 2005
Sintesi Electronic Art Festival
- Napoli 2004
- Fondazione culturale Stensen, Firenze oct-nov 2004
in Italy by: Galleria
_____recent texts & interviews:
Cadioli-remap Berlin (.pdf) essay by Margherita
Balzerani jul 2009 (en)
Berlin - Gastbeitrag von Stephan
Lorenz - kunst-blog.com - july 2009 (ge)
Second Life » dans l’œil de Marco Manray par
Marie Lechner - Liberation oct 2008 (fr)
domande a Marco Manray Cadioli Intervista a cura di Mario Savini,
Extrart oct 2008 (it)
art of Marco Manray byTtherese Carfagno (en)
Marco Manray Cadioli
IN SECOND LIFE
Edizioni - 2007
Il racconto dei miei reportage
in Second Life, dai primi giorni del 2005 fino al picco di
interesse mediatico della primavera 2007
a cura di Vito Campanelli
MAO, Napoli 2009
un viaggio per immagini,
preceduto da un testo critico di Vito Campanelli che ripercorre
le tappe artistiche di Marco Cadioli