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'Our memory is our coherence, our reason, our feeling, even our action. Without it we are nothing.' Luis Bunuel, filmmaker

My practice is concerned with the fragmentary nature of memory and identity. The work is informed by an interrogation of the physical world through drawing, painting, photographing/filming a… Read More
'Our memory is our coherence, our reason, our feeling, even our action. Without it we are nothing.' Luis Bunuel, filmmaker

My practice is concerned with the fragmentary nature of memory and identity. The work is informed by an interrogation of the physical world through drawing, painting, photographing/filming and through collecting 'detritus', resonant objects from landscape and urban environments. Found materials alluding to the past, a common past, my own past are reassembled, eroded, combined into 'recovered' memories which trace the process of change and encode new meanings

In my own work I am keen to explore new ‘ways in’ which are driven by personal desire yet at the same time structured, rigorous, moving toward the universal. A hybrid coexistence of ideas and approaches best described by Svetlana Boym author of The Future of Nostalgia as ‘Off-Modern’:

‘Off-modern’ reflection does not try to cure longing with belonging and a remake of traditional yardsticks. Rather it produces offspring of thought out of those gaps and crossroads, opening up an alternative way to the intellectual history of modernity. It invites us to explore the garden of forking paths that hides behind the facade of our urban nature, to tell unpredictable stories of contacts and disconnects, to play with fictional

I am currently working on a project called Nostalgia/Analgesic which explores the power and potential destructiveness of nostalgia and the role of art in untangling its meaning. My next exhibition opens on the 31st of October at the Old Ambulance Depot in Edinburgh http://www.michelemarcoux.com/nostalgia-diary/exhibition-opens-31st-oct-old-ambulance-depot-edinburgh/ Read Less
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