Brunswick Park Film Festival
9–11 September 2022
An audio/visual work originally presented live at the Herdubreid Biosal, Seydisfjordur, culminating an artist residency at Skaftfell Art Centre, Iceland, Winter 2017.
mouth / mouth
open close / mute still
entered punctured full
mirror skinned / white satin soft / open mouth
blades run / parting to the tail / sea anemone flesh flowers unfurl
two mouths / flank / sit / blood red pink to ice
a girdle of fingers / holds from within / an internal frieze / a marble monument / a hymn
lick cover / molten silver sea / salt metal atoms swarm
lights burn / lay beneath / cut hard teeth
breath held in metal / shelving pearl skeins / milk fat layers / pearlescent falls
she opens / she opens her mouth / white light / berthed luminous strata
her edges / her machine
pink slick oil plumes / mist to air
Performance documentation from live installation. A choreography of movement, sound and light activated across six consecutive days, 12 midday to 12 midnight, The Bower, Brunswick Park, London, 2018.
Online screening all weekend and at The Bower, Brunswick Park 12-8.30pm
We have selected this work from The Bower archive, the documentation and sound work of Movement Study 6 (Maxxinna), a performative installation which attempted to create a 360 degree movement in sculpture shifting in real time through the elements and natural light, from midday to midnight, in Brunswick Park in 2018. Activating the gallery space through a live sound work, including adjusted local field recordings, this work adapted The Bower to become a permeable vessel, in which internal and external borders were blurred, transformed and camouflaged, in order to open a space of interval.
Photography: Jonathan Bassett
Mary Hurrell is an interdisciplinary artist working across sound, performance, sculpture and text, to explore choreography of the body and its incorporeal fluidity. She is interested in forms of language and movement in relation to physical and psychological experience; drawing on themes of desire, water and the perceptual and sensory fields of the body. Recent works, performances and exhibitions include; Blush Response (2021) for Nicoletti Audio; UNDEX at Jupiter Rising Festival, Edinburgh (2019); Cafe OTO, London (2019); Movement Study 6 (Maxxinna), The Bower, London, (2018); ちょう¬, Yamakiwa Gallery, Japan (2018); 3 (OXIORCAD), Flat Time House, 2 (AERIAL), Kunstraum, London; 1(Pitch), organised by fluent at Centro Botin, Spain (2018); StereoSkin, Herdubreid Biosal, Iceland (2017); Movement Study 5 (Pearlex), David Roberts Art Foundation, London (2016); EROTIC MECHANICS, 10 Martello Street, London, (2016)