Melanie Manchot will talk through a selection of recent works in relation to a performative approach to photography and portraiture. She will discuss her use of cameras, both moving and still, as tools to create encounters on the threshold between staged and documentary practice. Many of these works are made with strangers, often in public spaces, and aim to articulate relationships between the individual and collective space. In the most recent works the connection between personal stories and wider historical narratives has become more important.
Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Touching Feeling (Affect, Pedagogy, Performativity)
Vilem Flusser, Towards a Philosophy of Photography