The acclaimed artist introduces a special screening of this multi-authored anthology film responding to her vivid performances and including contributions by artists Dryden Goodwin, Andrew Kotting, Saskia Olde Wolbers and Jem Finer, all of whom will be present and will join Marcia Farquhar in conversation.
12 Shooters incorporates 13 short-films by 13 different filmmakers, each a reconfiguration of a once-live work from the last 12 years of Marcia Farquhar’s practice. In each case, Farquhar and the respective ‘shooter’ chose which work was to be revisited and in what manner. Farquhar then dedicated her performance to their camera on an appointed day, thereafter handing all editorial control to the filmmaker.
“Most dazzling of all, 12 Shooters succeeds in being a critically engaging archive that is on-side with the stray thoughts and unexpected philosophical conundrums of everyday lived experience that have always been Farquhar’s subject”. – Deborah Levy
Marcia Farquhar is an artist working in performance, photography, painting and object-making. Her site-specific works have been staged and exhibited internationally in museums and galleries, as well as in lecture theatres, kitchen showrooms, hotels, pubs, parks and leisure centres.
Farquhar’s performances are conceptual in nature and often precariously balanced between the prescribed and the unpredictable – socially open, broadly embracing of circumstance, and resolutely focussed in the live and unrepeatable moment. They have also made frequent and subversive use of popular cultural forms such as TV cookery, pop-psychology, the Punch & Judy show, the fashion catwalk and the guided tour. Farquhar was born in London where she lives and works.