Relaxing time in pink hammocks?
Blood in My Milk is ” the artist’s first institutional solo exhibition in the US and brings together new multi-screen edits of four of Simnett’s most important works to date.
In Ben Eastham’s words : “Simnett’s work is ‘surrealist’ in the manner of Un Chien Andalou (1929), cutting abruptly between images to foster nightmarish associations. Influenced in her early work by the body politics of feminism’s ‘second wave’ (she shows me sketchbooks filled with homages to Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger and Cindy Sherman), her work proposes that we situate the body at the centre of debates about society and the self which are increasingly preoccupied with immaterial networks and non-corporeal identities” (Frieze.com)
Marianna Simnett plays around the themes of the body and the Self via an enchanting artwork: so feminine and tender, but also anxious about themes such as Identity and Personality, via her filmic universe.
Brilliant, soft, strong.
THANKS TO lssartadvisory. FOR THE PIC Courtesy the artist and Jerwood/FVU Awards