Mapping Manning
Mapping Manning

Mapping Manning is a site-specific sculptural performance where participants interact with sculptural works and oral histories associated with the former NC Women’s College, now UNC Greensboro.

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  Bluff,  2013, wood, wood putty, cloth, and wire, dimensions variable   Bluff  demarcates the location of the original bluff outlined in Manning's map of the State Normal and Industrial School.

Bluff, 2013, wood, wood putty, cloth, and wire, dimensions variable

Bluff demarcates the location of the original bluff outlined in Manning's map of the State Normal and Industrial School.

  Hot House,  2013, wood plastic, stool, hot house tomatoes   Hot House  stands on the location where the college's original hot house once stood in the early twentieth century.

Hot House, 2013, wood plastic, stool, hot house tomatoes

Hot House stands on the location where the college's original hot house once stood in the early twentieth century.

  Marker for Typhoid Fever Outbreak of 1899,  2013, paper cups, rock, sticks  In the winter of 1899-1900, a typhoid fever epidemic erupted and killed fourteen students.  When indoor plumbing was installed in the school buildings in 1895, it was impossible to connect with the city’s water supply.  The Normal school got permission to run its own sewer lines in to the woods (Peabody Park).  Open sewage drained into the North Buffalo Creek and ultimately the Greensboro water supply.    The typhoid epidemic was traced to a well used for drinking water in the dining hall and a leaking sewer connection 125 feet away from that source. The fever appeared on campus in early November 1899 and was at first mistaken for malaria.   

Marker for Typhoid Fever Outbreak of 1899, 2013, paper cups, rock, sticks

In the winter of 1899-1900, a typhoid fever epidemic erupted and killed fourteen students.  When indoor plumbing was installed in the school buildings in 1895, it was impossible to connect with the city’s water supply.  The Normal school got permission to run its own sewer lines in to the woods (Peabody Park).  Open sewage drained into the North Buffalo Creek and ultimately the Greensboro water supply. 

 The typhoid epidemic was traced to a well used for drinking water in the dining hall and a leaking sewer connection 125 feet away from that source. The fever appeared on campus in early November 1899 and was at first mistaken for malaria.

 

  Marker for Typhoid Fever Epidemic of 1899

Marker for Typhoid Fever Epidemic of 1899

  Site Marker for Dump , 2013  Sculpture created for the site of the school's original dumpsite.

Site Marker for Dump, 2013

Sculpture created for the site of the school's original dumpsite.

  Approaching Women's Rove   Expanding on my initial research of direct physical engagement with the landscape, I partnered with Danielle Kinne  to create  Woman’s Rove , a site-specific dance performance.  The performance was designed around a bunker.  The content of the choreography was in response to the role of physical education in the school’s early history.  Our process began with identifying overarching themes derived from my research. With Danielle’s guidance, I developed gestural movement in response to the words ‘women’s place’, ‘labor’, ‘class’, ‘perimeter’, and ‘calisthenics’.  

Approaching Women's Rove

Expanding on my initial research of direct physical engagement with the landscape, I partnered with Danielle Kinne  to create Woman’s Rove, a site-specific dance performance.  The performance was designed around a bunker.  The content of the choreography was in response to the role of physical education in the school’s early history.  Our process began with identifying overarching themes derived from my research. With Danielle’s guidance, I developed gestural movement in response to the words ‘women’s place’, ‘labor’, ‘class’, ‘perimeter’, and ‘calisthenics’.  

  Women's Rove , 2013.  Performed by Danielle Kinne and Elisa Foshay

Women's Rove, 2013.  Performed by Danielle Kinne and Elisa Foshay

  Women's Rove , 2013

Women's Rove, 2013

  Women's Rove,  2013

Women's Rove, 2013

 NC Normal and Industrial School students taking a walk through Peabody Park.

NC Normal and Industrial School students taking a walk through Peabody Park.

  Women's Rove , 2013

Women's Rove, 2013

Image of Manning's map
Image of Manning's map
Mapping Manning
blufftalk.jpg
  Bluff,  2013, wood, wood putty, cloth, and wire, dimensions variable   Bluff  demarcates the location of the original bluff outlined in Manning's map of the State Normal and Industrial School.
  Hot House,  2013, wood plastic, stool, hot house tomatoes   Hot House  stands on the location where the college's original hot house once stood in the early twentieth century.
  Marker for Typhoid Fever Outbreak of 1899,  2013, paper cups, rock, sticks  In the winter of 1899-1900, a typhoid fever epidemic erupted and killed fourteen students.  When indoor plumbing was installed in the school buildings in 1895, it was impossible to connect with the city’s water supply.  The Normal school got permission to run its own sewer lines in to the woods (Peabody Park).  Open sewage drained into the North Buffalo Creek and ultimately the Greensboro water supply.    The typhoid epidemic was traced to a well used for drinking water in the dining hall and a leaking sewer connection 125 feet away from that source. The fever appeared on campus in early November 1899 and was at first mistaken for malaria.   
  Marker for Typhoid Fever Epidemic of 1899
  Site Marker for Dump , 2013  Sculpture created for the site of the school's original dumpsite.
  Approaching Women's Rove   Expanding on my initial research of direct physical engagement with the landscape, I partnered with Danielle Kinne  to create  Woman’s Rove , a site-specific dance performance.  The performance was designed around a bunker.  The content of the choreography was in response to the role of physical education in the school’s early history.  Our process began with identifying overarching themes derived from my research. With Danielle’s guidance, I developed gestural movement in response to the words ‘women’s place’, ‘labor’, ‘class’, ‘perimeter’, and ‘calisthenics’.  
  Women's Rove , 2013.  Performed by Danielle Kinne and Elisa Foshay
  Women's Rove , 2013
  Women's Rove,  2013
 NC Normal and Industrial School students taking a walk through Peabody Park.
  Women's Rove , 2013
Image of Manning's map
Mapping Manning

Mapping Manning is a site-specific sculptural performance where participants interact with sculptural works and oral histories associated with the former NC Women’s College, now UNC Greensboro.

Bluff, 2013, wood, wood putty, cloth, and wire, dimensions variable

Bluff demarcates the location of the original bluff outlined in Manning's map of the State Normal and Industrial School.

Hot House, 2013, wood plastic, stool, hot house tomatoes

Hot House stands on the location where the college's original hot house once stood in the early twentieth century.

Marker for Typhoid Fever Outbreak of 1899, 2013, paper cups, rock, sticks

In the winter of 1899-1900, a typhoid fever epidemic erupted and killed fourteen students.  When indoor plumbing was installed in the school buildings in 1895, it was impossible to connect with the city’s water supply.  The Normal school got permission to run its own sewer lines in to the woods (Peabody Park).  Open sewage drained into the North Buffalo Creek and ultimately the Greensboro water supply. 

 The typhoid epidemic was traced to a well used for drinking water in the dining hall and a leaking sewer connection 125 feet away from that source. The fever appeared on campus in early November 1899 and was at first mistaken for malaria.

 

Marker for Typhoid Fever Epidemic of 1899

Site Marker for Dump, 2013

Sculpture created for the site of the school's original dumpsite.

Approaching Women's Rove

Expanding on my initial research of direct physical engagement with the landscape, I partnered with Danielle Kinne  to create Woman’s Rove, a site-specific dance performance.  The performance was designed around a bunker.  The content of the choreography was in response to the role of physical education in the school’s early history.  Our process began with identifying overarching themes derived from my research. With Danielle’s guidance, I developed gestural movement in response to the words ‘women’s place’, ‘labor’, ‘class’, ‘perimeter’, and ‘calisthenics’.  

Women's Rove, 2013.  Performed by Danielle Kinne and Elisa Foshay

Women's Rove, 2013

Women's Rove, 2013

NC Normal and Industrial School students taking a walk through Peabody Park.

Women's Rove, 2013

Image of Manning's map
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