Melanie Smith is one of Mexico’s most celebrated contemporary artists. Her first UK survey exhibition at Milton Keynes Gallery includes a major new film, Fordlandia (2013), produced in the Brazilian Amazon in an abandoned city and rubber plantation built in the 1920s by Henry Ford; and the films Spiral City (2003) and Xilitla (2010), featuring Edward James’ architectural follies in the Mexican jungle.
In conjunction with the exhibition, Melanie was interviewed by Professor Dawn Ades on 10 April 2014. Melanie discusses her practice as writer, curator and lecturer. You can see the interview on the Open Arts Archive.