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Economist Plaza Exhibition: Mike Marshall – Planisphere

The Economist Plaza, 25 St James's Street, London, 2009, ©Paul Farmer and licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence courtesy: The Creative Commons Licence photo: Paul Farmer
The Economist Plaza, 25 St James's Street, London, 2009, ©Paul Farmer and licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence courtesy: The Creative Commons Licence photo: Paul Farmer

31 January 2001—1 April 2001

Consultancy, Economist Plaza

The Economist Plaza
25 St James's Street
London, SW1A 1HG United Kingdom

Planisphere – “a projection or representation of all or part of a sphere on a plane surface, such as a polar projection of the Celestial Sphere on a chart [c14: from Medieval Latin planisphaerium – from Latin planus; flat, plain]”

In the foyer of The Economist exhibition building Mike Marshall will present Planisphere, a collection of videos and long-exposure photographs which explore an incessantly changing and dynamic world that appears productively at odds with the contemplative and stable eye of the camera. Elements such as the sea, light and people drift and seem provisionally fixed in these images. Through this work the artist tells of the pleasures and difficulties of being in a world where involvement is only ever partial.

Marshall is currently studying on the PhD Fine Art course at Goldsmiths College. He has exhibited internationally in Dubai and at the 1998 Sydney Biennale. He has also shown extensively in London, notably in Somewhere Someone is Doing Something, at VTO in 2000. He is currently participating in this year’s Ikon Gallery touring video programme, Turn On.

With thanks to Dukes of Stratosphere Metalwork, Andy Park & Sean Ellis.

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