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Penny Stamps Speaker Series

Mary Mattingly

Sacred Objects

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 5:10 pm

Mary Mattingly

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

Mary Mattingly's 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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