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Visiting Artist’s Talk – Duncan Marquiss

Film still: Duncan Marquiss, Search Film (2015), HD film, 22 mins.

Duncan Marquiss works with video, drawing, writing and music. His practice is driven by a search for patterns and connections between seemingly disconnected territories and ideas. These analogies become the starting point for process-led artworks that create overlaps between seemingly disparate cultural references and materials. His recent film, Evolutionary Jerks & Gradualist Creeps (2016) considers connections and disconnections between the cultural and biological realms. Comparing the history of life within the fossil record with the evolution of pop music, the film takes evolutionary patterns as a cue for image-making and editing structures.

Marquiss graduated from the MFA at Glasgow School of Art in 2005 and undertook the LUX Associate Artist Programme, London, 2009. In 2015 he received the Margaret Tait Award. Recent projects include: ‘Copying Errors’, a solo exhibition at Dundee Contemporary Arts (2016); Renderuin at Glasgow International (2016); Experimenta for London Film Festival (2016); and ‘Index’ at Microscope Gallery (New York, 2015).

The venue for this talk is Lecture Theatre F (G.74), Chemistry West Block, University of Leeds. Directions to the venue can be found online here.

The VAT series hosts talks by an exciting range of arts practitioners from around the world every Monday afternoon 14:00 to 15:30 during teaching weeks.

All of our talks are compulsory for all Fine Art students but open to anyone else who would like to join us.

Film still: Duncan Marquiss, Search Film (2015), HD film, 22 mins.

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