Lynne Marsh is a Canadian artist, currently living and working in Los Angeles. She received her BFA at Concordia University in Montreal and her MA at Goldsmiths, University of London. From 2001-2016 she lived and worked in London and Berlin.
Her practice is concerned with questioning the status of the image through mediation, technology and production. Ideas central to Lynne Marsh’s research include offstage space; production-in-production; affective and cultural labour; music as a framing device; and the Brechtian revealing of the mechanics of cultural and theatrical production.
Working with moving image, performance and installation, Lynne Marsh’s works develop out of an ongoing inquiry into specific sites of human spectacle. Her works capture the behind-the-scenes workings and turn the camera onto those subjects whose labour and gestures support and mediate events in these locations. In doing so, her works address the political dimension of its scenography. Marsh’s formal and conceptual strategies emphasize the camera’s performance as a means to reconfigure social space, presenting the mechanics that create an experience as a type of theatre or performance in its own right.
Solo exhibitions of her work have been presented at UCR ARTS, Riverside, CA; Tintype Gallery, London; Berlinische Galerie, Berlin; Opera North, Leeds; ICA, London; the Toronto International Film Festival; and Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal. Her work has been featured at La Biennale de Montréal; The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; 53 Art Museum, Guangzhou; Manif d’art–The Québec City Biennial; and the 10th International Istanbul Biennial and screened at Salzburger Kunstverein; European Media Art Festival, Osnabrueck; Centre Pompidou, Paris; BFI Southbank Cinema, London. She is Associate Professor in the Art Department at UC Riverside.
Her work is held in public collections including the National Gallery of Canada; Remai Modern; Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queens University; and Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec.