24. The Climb
A woman achieves new heights as she scales the Garfield Building in a Buster Keaton-esque climb to the top. Gasp! Melanie Manos is an interdisciplinary artist working in performance, digital media and installation. Her work explores the body amid the built environment and stems from a compulsion to physically interact with objects and structures, coupling humor with pathos, delight with anxiety, immediacy with duration. She was born and raised in Detroit and Grosse Pointe, earned a B.A. at UCLA and performed as a founding member of the Los Angeles based performance duo Too Much Girl. In June 2012 she exhibited video and print work at galleries in Mechelen, Belgium, Los Angeles and Brooklyn. Manos earned an M.F.A. at the University of Michigan School of Art & Design where she currently teaches Detroit Connections: In the Classroom and Detroit Connections: Summer in the City. For Dlectricity Manos is premiering an experimental site-specific video projection onto the Garfield Building.
ARTIST: Melanie Manos
VENUE: Sugar Hill Arts District Open Space, 71 E. Garfield, Detroit, MI 48202