Mike Marshall

Mike Marshall UCA Profile

Senior Lecturer, Fine Art Theory & Practice

Mike Marshall’s practice investigates the failure of ideas and utopias, the limitations of diagnostic certainty, the breaking down of distinctions, the dissolving of edges – things as they emerge, coalesce and fade, the passing of time, light-soaked, thought-like materials and images. Activity that involves and combines: attempts to capture porous situations and open-ended arrangements.

Recent projects include: plain paper and card, cut, folded and placed as small temporary sculptures, re-shaped by sunlight, developing into photos, sometimes paintings – also ‘Vision System’, a video of a projectionist in a (now demolished) small town cinema in India tending a film entitled ‘Fashion’, and ‘Oasis’, studying prize pigeons at the edge of the desert in Egypt, contained and restless inside a hut.