Dillan Marsh


Index: Tags / Files / Images
Links: New / Random / Contact

cardboard: research / work / exhibition / recent_work / trade / documentation / photograph / equipment / product / facade / design / text / component / collaboration / repeat / stand / system / loop / box / vehicle / race / belief / transport / structure / cycle / car / movement / function / driving / game / energy / production / video / ritual / drive / print / architecture / light / circle / darkness / space / collection / installation / artificial / model / empty / studio / collapse / 2013 / publication / communicaton / time / orbit / action / body / package / sculpture / board / plan / Eleanor_Clare / New_Age / noise / universe / black / religion / animation / screen / costume / retail / tube / scenery / storage / solar / order / creation / incomplete / scaffold / simulation / 2015 / sound / process / edition / landscape / catalogue / gallery / geometry / modified / music / dance / archetype / mask / carnival / cube / scale / rock / pyramid / wheel / film / shelving / custom / fire / machismo / disguise / motion / 2014 / pile / residue / tire / modern / audio / circus / burn / dizzy / store / Edinburgh_Sculpture_Workshop / future / dvd / steel / dome / helmet / presentation / rubber / chaos / spinning / wall / Burnout / club / speed / road / riot / postcard / creativity / solar_system / press_release / nature / rave / seek / water / Yorkshire_Sculpture_Park / megalith / sound_system / roundabout / theatre / phenomena / Francois_Hugo / cardboard / band / Comedy_and_Tragedy / touch / Assembly_House_Studios / spectrum / sick / shrine / rubish / ceramic / ladder / planets / Bergen_Kommune / march / tank / emotional / pagan / Norsk_Kulturradet / About_Time / The_Travels_of_The_Toucher / case / drum / free-party / Nestle / site / Tigh_na_Cailleach / Matt_Wheeldon / storm / ancient / Lester_Drake / sketch / Rufus_Newell / Ellie_MacGarry / Archway / london / undone / winter / Mike_Winnard / Peter Cailler / excitement / geo-dome / Kohler / archive / John Higgins / weather / hour_meter / platonic_solids / Sunderland / stack / Arthurs_Seat / Infernal_Eternal / Piramid Stage / 1967 / 1981 / NEVERODDOREVEN / travel / 2000 / Guisers / Glastonbury / shaking / Denys_Lasdun / Basel / Nothing_About_Trees / Marduk / drinking_straws / Buro_fur_Problem / E_C_Cawte / dice / Face / Deuxpiece /


The Travels of The Toucher 2015-12-14


With cardboard boxes over their heads and two holes punched out for their arms, they began with wet clay, and without any other idea than to see what came by handling it. What they arrived at was not a sculpture, but a way to begin. The possibility to destroy and remake was always there: it was just a means of getting to the thing.

On a wet and windy day, they journeyed out to Tigh na Cailleach, home of the Old Woman of the Glen, just before she withdrew into her shelter for winter. They were not sure what they might find, or what to do when they got there. They were walking a path that had been walked for thousands of years. They were hopeful that they would make their destination on time, and fearful of regret, lest they should have to turn back. It was not that time or nature were against them; it was simply that the elements continued, and would continue interminably, before them, after them and in spite of them. The night was drawing closer with every step further into the heart of the glen. Colours were changing to soft and rusty ochres, greens and bluey-greys. The form of the land was becoming gentler and more rounded. The deep, broad loch had now tapered off into a trickling stream; yet the wind raged on, and the rain beat with a stinging patter against against their faces.

They were looking for the very beginnings of meaning and making: to connect thousands of years ago with today. They wanted to find it, but when they arrived, they still didnít know what to do. Not there at the shrine, nor in the studio with the clay.

This work has been kindly supported by: Assembly House Studios, About Time, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Bergen Kommune, Norsk Kulturradet (Arts Council Norway)

The Travels of The Toucher

The Travels of The Toucher



Dillan Marsh & Eleanor Clare
Assembly House Studios 20-29 Nov. 2015
Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm or by appointment




Tags: work / exhibition / recent_work / documentation / photograph / text / collaboration / cycle / video / ritual / drive / darkness / light / installation / publication / time / sculpture / Eleanor_Clare / religion / creation / 2015 / sound / edition / landscape / catalogue / archetype / rock / audio / Edinburgh_Sculpture_Workshop / future / chaos / wall / creativity / press_release / nature / Yorkshire_Sculpture_Park / megalith / sound_system / seek / water / cardboard / touch / Assembly_House_Studios / shrine / site / Bergen_Kommune / pagan / The_Travels_of_The_Toucher / Norsk_Kulturradet / About_Time / ceramic / Tigh_na_Cailleach / Lester_Drake / winter / ancient / Rufus_Newell / Ellie_MacGarry / Mike_Winnard / storm / Matt_Wheeldon / weather / Arthurs_Seat / travel / Face /


model forms 2014-02-11

model forms Denys Lasdun's practice, 1967. Photo courtesy of Behr

Tags: research / photograph / facade / design / system / structure / production / architecture / collection / model / studio / collapse / plan / scenery / order / incomplete / simulation / process / geometry / scale / residue / pile / modern / store / creativity / cardboard / rubish / undone / sketch / 1967 / archive / stack / Denys_Lasdun /


Comedy and Tragedy, Text 2014-02-08

Comedy and Tragedy, Text

Comedy and Tragedy
text by Eleanor Clare, 2014, published in NEVERODDOREVEN, Deuxpiece and Buro fur Problem, Basel


I was frantic, feeling a little sick and dizzy, but determined to carry on.
What had to be done, had to be done. It was a desperate attempt.
It was a hollow action.
It was just doing for the sake of doing.
It was doing to find some momentary release from the feeling of total inertia, of being stuck.
Now I must talk of hollow laughter.
Some say it is the laughter of a psychopath: cold, hard, unfeeling.
I say it is simply laughter at the end of the tether.
They say, if you don't laugh you'll cry.
I have been laughing this way.
I cry until I laugh, and laugh until I cry.
There is not much in between, but for an empty and desolate expanse stretching out ahead.
When I am laughing, I do not know if the laughter itself feels unreal, or if I myself am unreal.
It seems like I have been caught by something I cannot quite grasp.
I am in its grip: the grip of humour.
Watching myself on a screen, I make myself laugh, for I am hysterical.
Here I am comedy.
I laugh a senseless, reasonless laughter that has no meaning, other than to shake and move in a way that is ridiculous.
It is laughter in the extreme, because it cannot end until it reaches the opposite pole: tragedy.


*


"Emotions exist beyond time, as the pulse of pure physical connection to the world and its music.
Like music, they are a form of movement _ the origin of the word emotion lies in the Latin, emovere, to move out, remove, agitiate."
(Little)




Tags: work / recent_work / documentation / photograph / text / collaboration / repeat / loop / box / movement / game / video / ritual / darkness / artificial / empty / studio / collapse / communicaton / publication / orbit / body / action / Eleanor_Clare / universe / costume / screen / edition / mask / carnival / archetype / dance / 2014 / motion / disguise / dizzy / circus / spinning / dvd / speed / theatre / Comedy_and_Tragedy / cardboard / sick / emotional / excitement / NEVERODDOREVEN / Basel / shaking / Buro_fur_Problem / Deuxpiece /


untitled installation, Bomb Factory, London 2013-10-19

untitled installation, Bomb Factory, London photography Ben Turner untitled installation, Bomb Factory, London untitled installation, Bomb Factory, London untitled installation, Bomb Factory, London untitled installation, Bomb Factory, London untitled installation, Bomb Factory, London untitled installation, Bomb Factory, London untitled installation, Bomb Factory, London untitled installation, Bomb Factory, London untitled installation, Bomb Factory, London untitled installation, Bomb Factory, London untitled installation, Bomb Factory, London

Tags: work / exhibition / recent_work / documentation / photograph / equipment / component / repeat / stand / loop / race / vehicle / structure / belief / driving / car / cycle / energy / video / drive / ritual / print / darkness / circle / space / collection / installation / 2013 / collapse / time / orbit / action / noise / New_Age / animation / black / tube / costume / screen / solar / sound / scaffold / geometry / modified / music / gallery / dance / mask / cube / rock / fire / shelving / custom / film / pyramid / wheel / tire / disguise / machismo / burn / rubber / dvd / presentation / dome / helmet / steel / club / road / postcard / riot / Burnout / speed / roundabout / solar_system / rave / band / spectrum / rubish / Francois_Hugo / phenomena / cardboard / march / drum / ladder / free-party / Nestle / planets / tank / Archway / london / Peter Cailler / Infernal_Eternal / platonic_solids / Sunderland / geo-dome / Piramid Stage / Kohler / hour_meter / John Higgins / Marduk / dice / Nothing_About_Trees / E_C_Cawte / 1981 / 2000 / Guisers / drinking_straws / Glastonbury /


cardboard packing boxes. 2012-08-30

cardboard packing boxes.

Tags: research / trade / product / system / box / transport / function / collection / board / package / retail / storage / cube / cardboard / case /


top of page