Exhibition

fig-2 37/50 Melanie Manchot

14 Sep 2015 – 20 Sep 2015

Event times

Monday: 6 - 8pm
Tuesday - Sunday: 11am - 6pm
Thursday: 11am - 9pm

Cost of entry

Day membership to the ICA is £1 Tuesday - Sunday. There is no charge at the fig-2 Monday openings.

Day membership is free to annual ICA members, ICA ticket holders, and free with the National Art Pass.

fig-2

London, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • Piccadilly Circus / Charing Cross

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About

Melanie Manchot unveils a new body of work at fig-2 produced over the last seven years. Manchot’s ‘11/18’ is a nine-channel video installation, composed of edited footage collected from filming the same person every month for the duration of one minute, recording her countenance between the ages of eleven and eighteen. Employing the restricted palette of a studio portrait and filming on analogue Super8 film stock the work becomes an enquiry into time, duration and commitment.

Investigating the boundaries between documentary and fiction, ‘11/18’ comes forth as a study on the notion of subjectivity, where its constituting parts surface as gestures and mimicry. The portraits fade in and out, displaying the changes that Manchot’s subject has gone through, as her appearance and ways of relating to the camera alters. Manchot’s subject responds to the camera, as if she is responding to someone familiar and to something uncanny. ‘11/18’, thus emerges as a quest for identity and character, whilst pronouncing its inexplicable and ever-changing nature.

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Curators

Fatos Üstek

Exhibiting artists

Melanie Manchot

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