Marie Toseland works across a wide range of media, producing objects, images and texts that work together to explore the tension between contrasting notions of stillness and spectacle, and tangibility and transience.
‘A play with the contrasting notions of expectation and anti-climax is central to my practice. Working with sculpture, photography, performance, sound and written text, I aim at exploring thinking around memory and representation, as well as interrogating ideas of failure and loss’.
For her exhibition at The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art as part of the South West Showcase, Marie uses Nouveau Roman literature, the plays of Luigi Pirandello, and Battle Rap as a point of departure. The work ultimately exploring the combined potential of language and form, the fictions of re-enactment and the disquieting nature of control.
Watch our Gallery Shorts film with Marie above.