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Melanie Manos: Memphis performance, webAR launch

Melanie Manos is seated at a vintage typewriter, extending a sheet of paper to the camera. The text 'HerView: SEARS MEMPHIS' is displayed.

Janie Paul Collegiate Lecturer and Stamps Engagement Programs Coordinator Melanie Manos will perform HerView: Sears Memphis on Friday, July 28, 2023. The performance, taking place in the historic Sears Department Store building in Memphis, TN, depicts women’s labor in the 20th century department store based on locally sourced history. Manos will ride on an original freight cart used in the Sears warehouse while typing on a vintage typewriter, and will hand routing slips to Crosstown Concourse visitors. 

HerView is part of Visualizing Women’s Work, a larger project Manos is spearheading which confronts gender bias in monuments and other historical markers through novel forms of publicly visible women’s history, including popup performances and webAR (Augmented Reality via smartphone/​device) animations.

HerView: Sears Memphis - live performance by Melanie Manos, 2023 Crosstown Artist-in-Residence.
Friday, July 28, 2023 from 1 – 2 pm
1st floor Central Atrium, Crosstown Concourse, Memphis, TN, in the historic Memphis Sears Department Store building.

Ongoing: Visualizing Women’s Work webAR launch at Crosstown Concourse with animations by Melanie Manos using archival photographs.