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Presented By: Center for World Performance Studies

CWPS Faculty Lecture | Melanie Manos

Visualizing Women's Work

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Melanie Manos
Stamps School of Art & Design faculty member and current CWPS Faculty Fellow Melanie Manos discusses the process of creating a MOOC for her ongoing project, Visualizing Women's Work. Visualizing Women’s Work (VWW) is a research and community centered project examining gender bias in historic public monuments, utilizing multimedia responses that reveal the historically erased, devalued contributions of women across identities including: location-specific performances/actions, augmented reality and QR coding, data gathering and visualization, archival and crowd-sourced research.

University of Michigan community members can access the new online course for free, here:

Melanie Manos is an interdisciplinary artist working in performance, video, print, sculpture and installation. Recent exhibitions include galleries and venues in Mechelen (Belgium), Los Angeles, London, Brooklyn, and Detroit. In 2013 Manos presented her work at Kyoto City University of Arts, Japan, and was Artist-in-Residence at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, Taliesin, WI, where she created and exhibited video and photographic collage ad-dressing the body and the built environment. Early 2014 Manos was an interdisciplinary Fellow at The MacDowell Art Colony, where she completed four video shorts sub-titled The MacDowell Series based on her response to the environs. Recent work also includes two large-scale outdoor video projections, for Dlectricity (Detroit), and The Not Yet, Site:Lab (Grand Rapids). Manos performed in and produced the videos, which were created using green-screen sets at the Duderstadt Video Studio. Manos’ performance art career began in 1990’s Los Angeles where she performed as a founding member of the duo Too Much Girl in venues as varied as public museums, private art schools, and punk rock clubs.

The Center for World Performance Studies Faculty Lecture Series features our Faculty Fellows and visiting scholars and practitioners in the fields of ethnography and performance. Designed to create an informal and intimate setting for intellectual exchange among students, scholars, and the community, faculty are invited to present their work in an interactive and performative fashion.

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