Melancholia (A dialog between mother and I) (2019)
Single Channel Video, Sound, 4 min : 48 sec 


Mark

︎ (2019)
Single Channel HD Video, Sound, 7 min : 22 sec



Body (2019)
Giclée Print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Paper, Dim Variable


Soul (2019)
Giclée Print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Paper, Dim Variable


Mark


Breath (2018)
Single channel HD Video, Colour, Sound, 14 min : 01 sec
Variable Installation



Hold (2018)
Single Channel HD Video Projection, Colour, Stereo Sound, 3 min : 01 sec
Variable Installation



Timeless (2018)
Digital Print on Duratrans Mounted on a Light Box
30.7 x 46.1 cm



Liminal Space I  (2018)
Giclée Print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Paper Mounted on 3 mm Foamex
56 x 84 cm



Liminal Space II (2018)
Giclée Print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Paper Mounted on 3 mm Foamex
56 x 84 cm



Liminal Space III (2018)
Giclée Print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Paper Mounted on 3 mm Foamex
31.1 x 47.1 cm


The Liminal Space is a mixed-media installation I created for my MA Fine Art Degree Show. The work presents the bodily engagement with an idea in which I investigate the act of holding one’s breath underwater. For me this represents a liminal state between life and death. For this project, I trained for over three months and undertook free-diving courses in order to fully explore the potential limits of breathing, an activity which we take for granted and where thought does not usually play a part. I understand this performance as a personal rite of passage and the curation of the installation drew symbolically on the rite’s three phases: Separation, Liminality and Incorporation.

Installation shots




100 lat, 100 lat! (100 years, 100 years!) (2018)
Single Channel Video, Sound, 1:08:47 sec



I use the body and its processes as a medium and a catalyst to animate made or found objects. The 100 lat, 100 lat! installation was created in association with the above performance and lasted circa four weeks. The clear, biodegradable refuse sacks reference both the domestic and the bodily, and include photographic portraits of myself, my mother and my two grandmothers. Each bag, filled solely with my exhalation, was afterwards assembled in a three-tier structure, resembling a birthday cake, referring to the linage of three generations in my family.

In this work, I was interested in generating dialogue between a personal story and history, looking at the particular body as a representative of the social body. I interpreted ritual as a celebratory event that marks a specific time in the present, but also is in dialogue with the past. This work employs the breath, as a signifier of being alive, and simultaneously refers to impermanence and the passing of time.


100 lat, 100 lat! (100 years, 100 years!) (2018) 
Mixed-Media Installation: biodegradable refuse sacks, acrylic paint, photographic prints, tablecloth, clothing, Variable Installation






Blow Work (2017)
Single Channel Video, Sound, 3 min : 09 sec 


In this performance, I focus on the idea of birth through a conceptual use of breath, its capacity to give life. I am looking at ways in which a ritual, by the virtue of symbolism and bodily discipline, has a potential to reflect a gendered bodily trauma. This private event investigates boundaries between interior and exterior spaces of the body. I am interested in ephemeral works where the body dictates the duration of the action.

Mark
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