The MBC Rolling, Series II [EXCERPT]

Developed for Creative Capital Application, Round II

The ManosBuckius Cooperative (The MBC), including Melanie Manos & Sarah Buckius

Manos/Buckius engage rolling objects commonly used for auto mechanics’ work to perform domestic-based work highlighting and questioning the assumed duality between so-called masculine and feminine labor roles and the heightened value given to capitalist/commodity-based industry over caregiving/service-based (and often unpaid) industry. The video is a quilt of improvised encounters in interstitial and adjacent filmic space between the two performers; it is chance choreography with alignment and misalignment in movements and actions engaging objects and technology.