Coates,Marcus Radio Shaman, Stavanger Cathedral, Norway, 2006

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HDV video still, giclée print on archival matte art paper,
29 x 45.2cm.
Edition of 150,
signed and numbered by the artist.
£95 (Members £85.50)

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Radio a self portrait taken from Coates' film documentation of his performance as a shaman, attempting to help the people of Stavanger, Norway to deal with recent anxieties around immigration. Coates evokes the legacy of the German performance artist Joseph Beuys, as he holds a stuffed hare and dons the skin of a reindeer to perform shamanistic rituals in the town’s centers of religion, politics and media.

Marcus Coates' work wryly explores the human condition through experimentation with 'becoming' and 'being' an animal. His performances reference ornithology, zoology and anthropology and also the role of the shaman, which he sometimes adopts to gain insight into difficult problems on behalf of the public.

London-based Coates has had work featured in exhibitions at the Venice Biennale; The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead; Arnolfini, Bristol; Lisson Gallery, London and the Pompidou Centre, Paris. He has also shown at the ICA and  Hayward Galleries, London; MOMA, New York and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California. He has works held in collections at Tate Liverpool; MOMA, New York and Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Italy.

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