Manuel Cosentino – ‘Behind a Little House’

Behind a Little House‘ is an ongoing project by Manuel Cosentino about the sense of belonging beneath the same sky.

Manuel Cosentino - Behind a Little House

Manuel Cosentino – Behind a Little House

 

“Behind a Little House” references the landscape as one of the modes of construction of notions of national identity that originated during the 18th and 19th century. Throughout the work, the nationalist rhetoric is abandoned and home and sky function as cross-boundary and universal symbols, implying a shared sense of belonging and responsibility. Within this rhetorical framework I invite the viewer to reflect upon the ephemeral nature of our surroundings and our role in shaping the future of our natural and constructed worlds.”