Speaking parts
Narrative overlay / words / saying

︎New Futures™ 2021
︎Radical Acts 2020
︎La Perruque 2019
︎Public Announcements 2017
︎I can’t do anything 2015 +
    Let’s do something in Italian 2015

︎Artwork haiku 2014
︎ Eternal situation 2013
︎The Russian Project 2012
︎The Green Text 2012


Slapstick tactics
Slapstick physicality / site-gags  / non-linguistic

︎Head case in point 2019
︎CAST 2011
︎Relative straightness 2008
︎New Diagonal 2007
︎Standard run 2007
︎The Velodrome Project 2006
︎Spirit & Muscle 2006
   + Dizzy pupil 2005

︎ Deep & Shallow 2004
︎Feeling for you 2002

Super 8 films
Movement / gesture / abstraction

︎16 x Super 8 films


About —

My projects are produced on unceded Kulin Nations Country where I work and live.

I work within the mediums of video, audio, Super 8 film, photography, live and recorded performance.
 
My practice examines various representational strategies, each one linked by an interest in the body and its agency within the everyday. Recurrent themes include humour and tension between received cultural values, individual agency and free will.

I am represented by Sutton Gallery in Melbourne.

Download my 2021 CV here



Mark







The Green Text 2011
Collaboration with Andy Thomson
Documentation of live event held at the Natimuk Lawn Bowling Club in Victoria, 2011.
This work was commissioned by the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art and curated by Juliana Engberg.

 
The Green Text 2012
Collaboration with Andy Thomson
Documentation of a live event held at the Partickhill Lawn Bowling Club as part of the 2012 Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art, curated by Katrina Brown.

The Green Text was an event-based artwork held at the Natimuk Lawn Bowling Club in rural Victoria in 2011, and at the Partickhill Lawn Bowling Club in Glasgow in 2012.

Andy Thomson and I created a scripted commentary between two ‘imaginary’ bowling experts, which was recorded and performed by actors. Audience members were invited to listen to this commentary on headphones whilst watching a live tournament of lawn bowls.

The characters in The Green Text discuss a fictional game of bowls whilst digressing through a wide range of topics, observations and musings on art, sport, life and the planets. The live event conflated an unfolding narrative with a recorded narrative, exploring strategies of observation, aestheticisation and framing in art, the metaphysical and poetical concepts of Aristotle, the topic of ‘boredom’ and the social function of sporting events within a local community.

Acting credits: Dr. Lindsey Fisher Price played by Julia Zemiro (Australia) and Kari Corbet (Scotland). Patrick O’Leary played by Santo Cilauro (Australia), Alistair McLeod played by David Mullen (Scotland).


The Green Text 2011
HD video, 13: 28 duration


Andy Thomson and I filmed a competitive match held at the Natimuk Bowling Club and paired this footage with The Green Text audio file. The resulting video was screened at the Natimuk Town hall as part of ‘Art#2’ curated by ACCA. With special thanks to the Natimuk Bowling Club.
Mark