15 November 2017, 14:00
In A Manner of Speaking: An Examination of Artist Oration
Gemma's research considers the authorial voice and influence of the artist through an investigation of performed oration, the gestural qualities of cogency and humour as a tool of disruption. This presentation charts the process of preparation, presentation, abstraction and subsequent disembodiment of the artist voice through an analysis of artist practice intersected with theoretical perspectives.
Gemma Marmalade is a British artist and Senior Lecturer in Photography at the University of Derby, specialising in experimental approaches to the radical intersections of photographic practice, video and performance. Her broad practice playfully negotiates the authenticity of the artists voice in history, science and sexual politics. Gemma graduated with a BA from the University of Derby and MA from the London College of Communication in 2008 and 2011 respectively. She has exhibited widely, including Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; The Photographers' Gallery, London; The Apulia Film Commission, Bari, Italy; and the State Museum of Gulag, Moscow. Gemma is currently undertaking doctoral research titled In a Manner of Speaking: An Examination of Artist Oration at the Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University.
Part of the Fine Art Research Unit Talks series.
Image: Still from The One The Got Away, Gemma Marmalade (2016).