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  John Marriot (Canada)
"The Roll of the Artist"

The Roll of the Artist offers the thrill of minor spectacle and the edifying undertones of critique. Combining physical and aesthetic risks of uncertain degree, it is part stunt and part inquiry _ a brief adventure in art and delegation.

John Marriot lives and works in Toronto, Canada where he is active as a writer and artist working in video, installation, performance and urban interventions. His works have been seen in publications, exhibitions and screenings nationally and internationally. His sculptural installations were presented in a solo exhibition at the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery in Toronto (1996). His videos have been screened at festivals including Medienkunstpreis at The ZKM (Germany), The Rotterdam International Festival of Film and Video (Netherlands) and the Lausanne Underground Festival (Switzerland). His street performance series Art that says Hello received critical praise in Artforum International (1998), and last year his performance interventions Incidental Park Zones and You were staged in Vancouver as part of the Expect Delays Series at Artspeak Gallery.

The Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art
The Canadian Art Database: Canadian Artist Files

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