Organized by the Musée d’art contemporain and the Musée régional de Rimouski, this exhibition brings together three major video installations by Lynne Marsh: Camera Opera (2008), Stadium (2008), and Ballroom (2004).
The three works constitute a highly coherent grouping which explores the inscription of the body in strictly codified architectural environments, the feminine within theatrical and the performative spaces, and the blurred boundaries between the real and virtual, the physical and fantasy. Shot respectively on location on the set of a current affairs television program at n-tv in Berlin, in the recently renovated Olympiastadion in Berlin, and in the Rivoli Ballroom in South London, each work, through very precise camera work and soundtracks, demonstrates Marsh’s mastery of her medium. Each work involves a single female figure who activates the architecture through her movements or by way of the circular rotation of the camera. Camera Opera is presented on free-standing monitors, Stadium is installed in a cinema-like setting complete with seating, while Ballroom is a single large-scale projection.
Lynne Marsh studied at Concordia University and now divides her time between Berlin and London. She received her MA from Goldsmiths’ College in London and is currently senior lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire. She is well-known for her looped video projections which explore the idea of the avatar (LA, 2003, Screeners, 2002, Calling, 2000, Venus… I see blue, 1998) and her spectacular installations (Crater, 2005 and Volcano, 2006).
The exhibition will be accompanied by a 64 page bilingual catalogue with texts by the two curators, Lesley Johnstone and Bernard Lamarche, and reproductions of each the works.