She Was Once Miss Rimini, 2003 In her latest installation, She Was Once Miss Rimini, Manon again engages a parade of multiple personalities, this time with changed conditions: with aged bodies and all traces of life furrowed in their faces. The artist slips into the skin of invented characters; she projects images from everyday life and the media onto her body-as-canvas. All personas of a certain age, from the coquette, small town diva to the brazen garçonne, the youthful aerobic dancer to the disoriented psychiatric patient and the old-age home resident; every figure wholly embodying her life’s drama.
The projection is on view until June 30, 2009. Image: Still from the video projection, She Was Once Miss Rimini, 2003 www.swissinstitute.net