Monday, 30 April 2012

Marcia Farquhar- Mind Your Heads at Mistaken Presence, Greyfriars

Exhibition runs until June. Is open 

Thursday-Saturday 11-6pm and Sunday 12-5pm

Three conjoined wheelie bins will occupy the Greyfriars friary throughout Marcia Farquhar’s exhibition Mind your Heads. Nomadically manoeuvring throughout the friary these ominous yet familiar structures will, on designated occasions, be activated by the artist as she conducts a three-way dispute between herselves. As well as hosting the divided self these makeshift pulpits will provide spaces from which three ideologically opposed speakers will move further and closer to each other in space, time and paradoxical speech.

Previous work has seen orator and artist Marcia Farquhar turn skips into lecture theatres, perform one-woman Punch and Judy shows, and in her work 'the omnibus' has spoken for thirty hours continuously. The Horse is a Noble Animal at Tatton Park Biennial 2010 saw Farquhar comment on class, sex and equine history from atop a high (rocking) horse, whilst other works have involved misled tours of stately homes and tenements, fighting with her own shadow and berating an egg.

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