Tom Marshman offers a grand tour of his favourite places – the department store. Rooted in his experience of working on perfumery counters over the last six years Marshman reveals a place of seduction where one can seek solace from a cruel world. Here he shares the longing and desire, the aspiration and the uglier side of consumption that is engendered when working with such commodities.
This performative walk is a companion work to his 2006 performance The Seat of Memory made for Mayfest at the Bristol Old Vic and also performed as part of Burst Festival at Battersea Arts Centre June 2008
Tom Marshman (UK)
”I’m an Arnolfini associate artist. I’ve been a practising performance artist for ten years and during that time I’ve produced over 20 projects in a wide range of mediums including performance, photography, installation, publication and film. To date the purpose of my work has been to address issues that are often considered as mundane or commonplace. The results give very evocative glimpses into everyday things. My practice incorporates visual images and multi-layered signifiers employing video, movement, sound, and text-based performance. I have a specific humorous, playful and eccentric, authentic sensibility where I place myself clearly within the frame.”
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