Playing Performing Portraits
Visual artist Melanie Manchot talks to Dr David Dibosa about her multifaceted and performative practice that embraces photography, film, video, and installation.
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London-based artist Melanie Manchot employs photography, film, video and sound to form a sustained enquiry into how we form ideas about our individual and collective identities.
Performance-to-camera, reconstruction and participation as well as location-based research are recurring methodologies. Photographic series and moving image works – both single screen and multi-channel installations – operate on the cross section of documentary and staged events to investigate how fact, fiction and observation offer strategies for speaking about our shifting place in an increasingly mediated world. Manchot is currently in production for her first feature film, commissioned by Liverpool Biennial.