Image: Philip Carr
Both works seek to examine our collective identities and how we behave in public space, and reflect Melanie Manchot’s continued interest in portraiture as a performative event.
Melanie Manchot’s work has been exhibited internationally with solo presentations at Haus am Waldsee, Berlin; The Photographer’s Gallery and Whitechapel Gallery, London; Cornerhouse, Manchester. She is represented by Galerie m, Bochum, Germany
Film and Video Umbrella is the UK’s leading agency for the commissioning and production of artists’ film and video work. For over twenty years the organisation has presented a consistently ambitious and engaging programme of contemporary moving image commissions. Delivered in collaboration with galleries and venues across England, Film and Video Umbrella projects bring the most exciting new artists’ moving image work to audiences across the country.
Collective joy and the power of the crowd
Fabrica commissioned John Drury and David Novelli from the School of Psychology at the University of Sussex to write a piece on the current thinking on crowd psychology and how it relates to the two film pieces in Gathering.