Visions in the Nunnery 2018 (selected by Melanie Manchot)

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 to Sunday, November 25, 2018

Private View: Thursday, November 1, 2018 – 18:00
Address: The Nunnery, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ

Visions in the Nunnery is back – the Nunnery Gallery’s renowned showcase of recent moving image and performance. Three programmes will present an international overview of some of the most exciting and boundary-pushing digital art, showing over 60 international artists selected from over 1,000 submissions.
Programme 2 premieres a new work from lead artist Melanie Manchot, Out of Bounds (C) (2018), which continues Manchot’s ongoing exploration of the socio-economic and ecological microclimate of a Swiss mountain and its alpine community. The themes of Manchot’s research-driven practice – identity, human relationships, landscape and the environment – echo through the programme, with works that also reflect her photography-led methods of presentation, including light / dark, choreography and drawing. Through film and installation, programme 2 will take audiences on a journey – to other worlds, new ways of seeing and explorations of human impact on the environment.

Manchot is London-based and works with photography and film/video as a performative and participatory practice. Her projects respond to specific sites and public spaces or particular communities to explore individual and collective identities. Out of Bounds (C) forms part of an on-going engagement with one particular alpine community and their mountain economy. For the past nine years and indefinitely into the future, the work maps lines of enquiry all bounded by this one village. It addresses structures of maintenance, support and the socio-political urgencies of precarious environments in our care. Manchot has exhibited widely internationally and her participation in Visions coincides with two solo exhibitions at Parafin London (26 Sep – 17 Nov) and MAC VAL – Musée d’Art contemporain du Val-de-Marne (19 Oct – 28 Feb ’19).

Saturday Special Screening, Sat 3 Nov, 3pm
Miloushka Bokma CYCLES (2015); Charlotte Ginsborg 22:22 (2017)
Saturday Special Screening, Sat 10 Nov, 3pm
Dana Berman Duff Catalogue Vol.6; Tessa Garland Here East; Kym McDaniel Exit Strategy #1; Janelle VanderKelen Clara.

Saturday Special Screening, Sat 24 Nov, 3pm
Rachel Davies & Daniel Saul Winter (2018)
Exhibiting artists: Lina Albrikiene; Diann Bauer; Ben Fox; Tessa Garland; William Glass; Karissa Hahn; Byzantia Harlow in collaboration with Orlando Cubitt; Nick Jordan; Kaz; Demelza Kooij; Mark Langley; Lisa Chang Lee; Melanie Manchot; Damon Mohl; Lucía Montero; Natalia Skobeeva; Lara Smithson; Alcaeus Spyrou; Charlie Tweed.

Carmelite Café Exhibition:  Savinder Bual; Pieter Geenen; Dawn George; Carolina Jonsson; Eleanor Turnbull; Meng Zhou.

Programme 1 Tina Keane 28 Sep – 28 Oct
Programme 3 Bedwyr Williams 27 Nov – 16 Dec

Visions in the Nunnery has been selected by Tessa Garland and Sophie Hill.
Images: Melanie Manchot, still from Out of Bounds (C) (2017) © Melanie Manchot; Byzantia Harlow, in collaboration with Orlando Cubitt, still from The worth of the water (when the well is dry) (2018) © Byzantia Harlow; Lara Smithson, still from Act 2: spitting is a language (2017) © Lara Smithson

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