Carolee Schneemann Foundation | Alexis Mangett | The Arts – Visual Studies

Alexis Mangett (she/her), Visual Studies ’23This is me standing in front of a mirror, covered in graffiti.
Unpaid Internship Grant

Company: The Carolee Schneemann Foundation

Type of work: Research, transcriptions, editing.

Where did you find the internship: Through a professor.

Would you recommend your internship to another student? Yes!

Internship Description Description
I was an intern at the Carolee Schneemann Foundation assisting in artist and archival research for an oral history project.

Who was supporting you in your work? How did you work with them?Rachel Churner- Professor. I worked with Rachel Churner, the director of the foundation. We met to discuss my tasks and research findings.

How has this project has been impactful or transformative — for you personally or for those this work has impacted:
This experience has helped me learn more about my skills as a worker, and has broadened my vision for my future career in the arts.

What would you do differently? How would you advise a student who is going to do something similar?
I would advise students to branch out and discuss their goals with faculty members, as they could lead to awesome opportunities!

This image is of my book Correspondence Course: an epistolary history of Carolee Schneemann and her circle. The book is sitting on the seat of a train, surrounded by my train ticket and my notes on the letters in the text.

Short summary
I worked to compile artist and archival research for an oral history project, while also completing transcriptions and editing short texts.

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