Melanie Manchot (b. 1966; based in Berlin and London) will present an overview of her practice which investigates extended notions of portraiture through photography, video, and film. She will also discuss her use of the Distillery, it's location, and archive, for her newly created site specific installation commissioned by CONTACT.

Manchot frequently gives presentations at conferences internationally and is the recipient of numerous grants and awards. She is represented by Galerie m Bochum in Germany and has exhibited her work widely.

Presented with the Distillery Historic District and the Goethe Institut