Melanie Manchot is a photographer.
‘Love Is A Stranger’
I like this. Even just the title. Couples stopped spontaneously in the street and asked to kiss. You only really see the back of one person. One point of view. The text below is one persons thought. There is no-one else in shot. Like an empty street.
“The series came about through thoughts on where and how we define our borders, in other words, where do I finish and the rest of the world begin. The skin is an important aspect in many of my works as skin serves as a border. It keeps the insides contained and does not allow the outside to penetrate. Yet it is highly complicated in its functions” – Melanie Manchot in discussing her work ‘Gestures of Demarcation’