MANUAL OF RUSSIAN GESTURES
ALBA SERRA

GRISART – BARCELONA
28 OCTOBER – 14 JANUARY 2022
From Monday to Friday, from 9am to 6.30pm

This photographic series questions how images can be redefined over time. The author accumulates, for 2 years, photographs of places she briefly went for work to, and she takes snapshots of her private life whenever she was getting back to her city. Hotels, friends, strangers, become fictions of the same landscape. Manual of Russian Gestures is edited just when her long relationship ended after 12 years. In the images, sequenced without a linear narrative order, the differences between the alien and the personal, the local and the foreign are erased. The title suggests a necessary ironic departure from what appears to be an intimate diary. The project inevitably becomes a visual essay on the uncertain and reflects on how fiction is an intimate part of images and our history.


ACTIVITIES

27 October at 11.30pm – Guided tour with Alba Serra