Melanie Manchot employs photography, film, video and sound to form a sustained enquiry into how we negotiate and construct our individual and collective identities.
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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, staged events and narration to investigate how fact, fiction and observation offer strategies for speaking about our shifting place in an increasingly mediated world. Manchot has recently completed for her first feature film, STEPHEN, commissioned by Liverpool Biennial. The film will premiere at Sheffield DocFest in June and is shown at the biennial as a multi-channel installation. She has also produced a new video commission for Urbane Künste Ruhr in Germany, where it is currently exhibited alongside a solo museum show.
Her work is held in many public collections and was recently presented in a major survey show at museum MAC/VAL, Paris. Manchot is represented by Parafin, London and Galerie m, Bochum.
Selected recent solo exhibitions: Dancing is the best revenge, Märkisches Museum, Witten Germany; Alpine Diskomiks, Parafin, London, 2022; Black Snow White Out, Museum Lumen, Italy, 2021; Mountainworks (Montafon), InnSitu, Innsbruck, Austria (2019); Open Stage/Back Stage, Kunsthaus Pasquart, Switzerland (2019); Open Ended Now, MAC VAL, Paris, France, Art Night London (2018).