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Mary Mattingly

Sacred Objects


Wednesday, November 9, 2016
5:10 pm


In-person Event

Rackham Amphitheater


Open to the public
Free of charge

Spe­cial Event: Wednes­day, Novem­ber 9 at 5:10 PM — Rack­ham Amphitheater

Mary Mat­tinglys work col­lapses bound­aries between per­for­mance, sculp­ture, archi­tec­ture, and doc­u­men­ta­tion. Her prac­tice addresses nomadic themes that are based on the need to migrate due to cur­rent and future envi­ron­men­tal and polit­i­cal situations.

Mary is the founder of the Water­pod Project: a self-suf­fi­cient habi­tat and pub­lic space atop a barge built to explore future col­lab­o­ra­tive liv­ing sit­u­a­tions. It docked through­out New York’s har­bor, with artists liv­ing onboard test­ing the ecosys­tem for the project’s dura­tion. Her work has exhib­ited inter­na­tion­ally and been fea­tured in Art­Fo­rum, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Finan­cial Times, Le Monde Mag­a­zine, ICON, the Brook­lyn Paper, Aper­ture, BBC News, MSNBC, Fox 5, and WNBC.

In res­i­dence with the U‑M Insti­tute for the Human­i­ties, Mat­tingly will com­plete an instal­la­tion in the Insti­tute Gallery and an out­door bur­ial project on the U‑M Cen­tral Cam­pus Diag, chron­i­cling the trap­pings of stu­dent life on campus.

Sup­ported by the Uni­ver­sity of Michi­gan Insti­tute for Human­i­ties and Chelsea River Gallery.

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