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Artist Spotlight: Mandy Morrison

IN PLAIN SIGHT(site) is the immersive performance series we’ve been doing all this past year during the pandemic. Each iteration, a cycle of artists present new work exploring the concept of PORTALS. Audiences are led through the performances as they rise and fall across the space.

In part four of IN PLAIN SIGHT(site), a new cycle of artists continue this exploration of portals and doorways to other realities on Friday, November 5, 2021. We're highlighting the artists you'll see all this week!

About Mandy Morrison

Mandy Morrison’s (she/her) process explores how the body projects itself in varying contexts. Her particular focus is on how physicality, its expression, and capacity for agency and mobilization is affected by colonized or corporatized structures. Linking capital and control to the politics of movement, her interest derives from a body’s meaning, in having different forms of entitlement to public, private and mediated space.

Over the years, her collaborative efforts with video and performance engage with architectural environments and include, dancers, youth groups, and local community participants. Her works have been performed, exhibited and screened internationally at festivals, galleries and museums, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Kunstlerhaus e.V., Hamburg, and CINESONIKA in Vancouver. Grants and fellowships include the Tree of Life Foundation, Illinois Arts Council, the New York State Council on the Arts, Wexner Center for the Arts, and the Sacatar Institute in Bahia, Brazil.

A distinguished educator, she has been faculty at Pratt Institute and Rutgers University, and a visiting artist at Sarah Lawrence, the University of Minnesota, U. Wisconsin, and Museum School of Fine Arts, Boston, SUNY Oswego.


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