James L. Marshall Mendota BlockOpening: Wednesday 16 October, 6-8pm Dates: 16 October-2 November 2013
“The flesh will surely rot, but the spirit will continue the journey, plunging into the night and darker memories. ”
Between 1969-1974 James Turrell conducted a series of light experiments in his studios at the Mendota Hotel, Santa Monica. In 1972 John C. Lilly published the findings of his experiments taking LSD and Ketamine within a Sensory Deprivation Tank. In Mendota Block, James L. Marshall will explore the phenomenology of light and altered states through an immersive gallery installation.
James L. Marshall graduated with a Masters by Research at the South Australian School of Art in 2012. His practice stems from an obsession with the occult, cinema, surface finish and light, which he synthesises to comment on the human condition and death.
Marshall has exhibited throughout Australia, Los Angeles, and in Sweden, as well as presenting his research at the Fourth Global Conference of Fear, Horror and Terror at Oxford University. James has initiated and facilitated various exhibitions and events focusing on the confluences between film and contemporary visual art as long term Co-Director of FELTspace, Adelaide and Assistant Director at RAID projects, Los Angeles. Marshall currently splits his time between Melbourne and Los Angeles.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.