Presenting as The ManosBuckius Cooperative, Stamps Collegiate Lecturer Melanie Manos and Sarah Buckius (MFA ’06) performed new work RE/SHE/DE CODE at Virginia Tech University for the New Media Caucus “Future Bodies” Symposium.
RE/SHE/DE CODE addresses binary constructs of code and gender, google-searched representations of work, and both the historical leadership and devaluation of women’s labor in technology and non-technology fields. Wearing “Icon of Woman” constructions, The MBC introduced absurdist speculations of alternative scenarios including refusing logic binaries (redefined as illogic), distorting techno-electronic purpose, and cooperatively engaging attendees. Manos presented in person, Buckius virtually via synchronous zoom, utilizing multi-screens, cameras, paper handouts, and bodies as presentation mechanisms, artistic conveyors and reality/perception thwarters.
Learn more about the ManosBuckius Cooperative: manosbuckiuscooperative.com.