October 23, 2013 @ 2:30pm
Sir John A MacDonald Hall, Room 2

Lynne will workshop a new video installation work in progress titled ‘Anna and the Tower’ – a co-commissioned work by the Goethe-Institut Toronto and the Toronto International Film Festival. She begin with a short introduction to the work and then screen the 20 min video sequence. She would like to open it up to the audience by asking a set of questions to unpack the readings of the work.

Lynne Marshʼs practice lies at the intersection of moving image, performance and installation. Marsh invests specific sites and architectures—the spaces of spectacle—through location-based filming and behind-the-scenes views. Marsh also depicts them a temporal remove—too early or too late—which casts their absent audiences as trespassers, recently dispersed or yet to come. Strategically delving into the spaces and performances on the margin of mass consumption and mass cultural expression, the works stage the network of historical, social and political forces that produce the spectacle. They explore how the camera’s performance can reconfigure social spaces and their ideological orientation, casting viewers—figures of latency—to step on stage, to seize an active role. Her works are specific evocations of the complex relationships between complicity and participation, camera and subject and the individual and the social.

Lynne Marshʼs work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions internationally at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, the Musée dʼart contemporain de Montréal, Danielle Arnaud contemporary art, London, and PROGRAM, Berlin and in group exhibitions and screenings at Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Germany, the 10th International Istanbul Biennial, Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Spain, Manif dʼart 5, Quebec City, Oakville Galleries, Canada, 53 Art Museum, China and The National Gallery of Canada. She lives and works between Montréal, Berlin and London.