Internationally acclaimed artist, Melanie Manchot, discusses her work with Plymouth University professor and photography expert David Chandler. She will introduce a screening of her latest work, The Hall, which has been filmed in Cargreen.
Sleep Furiously, a film chosen by the artist which gives a poetic picture of rural life, will also be shown alongside a short Q&A session.
The communities and people who live on the banks of the river are essential to its life and give it meaning, creating a relationship between river and place. Melanie Manchot is curious about the clubs and groups that occupy the community centre’s and village halls along its banks. Centred on those individuals and groups who occupy these spaces for a few hours each week, Melanie Manchot’s The Hall reveals a complex and intimate portrait of modern life on the banks of the Tamar.
Melanie Manchot is a London based artist who works with photography, ﬁlm and video as a performative and participatory practice. Her projects often explore specific sites and public spaces in order to locate notions of individual and collective identities.