Speaking parts
Narrative overlay / words / saying

︎New Futures™ 2021
︎Radical Acts 2020
︎La Perruque 2018
︎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 Russian Project
Installation view, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne, 2012
Photo credit: Andrew Curtis


Really thinks
Spotlit plinth and diamanté singlet top with the slogan ‘Really thinks’ from Chita in Siberia, 2012
Photo credit: Andrew Curtis




          
Boots 2012
Type C photograph, 100cm x 66mm

Video documentation of Window
Laser print and push pin, air from gallery ventilation system, 21cm x 29cm, 2012
Videography: Andrew Curtis

Chita monument 2012
High definition video
5 min 20 sec, 2012
 

The Russian Project featured new photographic, sculptural and video works inspired by my travels across Russia and Siberia as part of the 2012 Jane Scally Artist Award.

I filmed a Bolshevik monument in Chita, the remote Siberian town in which my ancestors fled and that my great grandfather once presided over as mayor. Items of clothing and footwear were incorporated into several works as a way of exploring individual agency and human presence.

With special thanks to ACCA and Peter Jopling QC, patron of the Jane Scally Artist Award

Click here to read ‘The Russian Project’ essay by Andy Thomson
Mark