blood marcy av

American born visual artist, Michele Marcoux is from Cleveland, Ohio but is now based in Edinburgh. Here she tells us more about her upcoming exhibition at The Old Ambulance Depot.

The impossibility of memory – It’s all about telling stories…

In the late 1980s at a time when more than 2000 people a year were murdered in New York City, Southside Williamsburg, Brooklyn was an extremely hot and heavy neighbourhood. But it was also a place where I lived…

In April 2012 I went back there with my camera to capture the past, but where was it…?

The video shows me in the studio working on drawings for the upcoming blood/MarcyAV exhibition and talking about the inspiration for the show.

blood/MarcyAV includes myself, visual artist Michele Marcoux, sound artist Lynne Thermann and poet Sheila Black and explores the nostalgia but also the pain of youth, and the implicit as well as explicit violence of life in the city, especially for women. The show features painting/drawing, moving image, sound and text.

Lynne Thermann says “We cast back to our collective past. Traditionally, we honour our ancestors; however in modernity, we commit nostalgia. The show presents what survives from a shared city of dreams, which now exists only in artefacts of terror and love. We give life to the lost, re-animating the missing: young girls in the city, alive inside it.”

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blood/MarcyAV is on display at The Old Ambulance Depot, 77 Brunswick Street, Edinburgh EH7 5HS. There will be a private view at 7 – 9.30pm on 31 October and the exhibition continues until Sunday 3 November 10 – 5pm.

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