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Scenes from a Film I'll Never Make, with Alternate Scores, 2012
Photography by John Richardson

Kelly Mark - Toronto, Canada

Scenes from a Film I'll Never Make, with Alternate Scores 2012
Film Installation

43 - Toronto Eaton Centre
220 Yonge Street
(Laneway running south from Dundas Street to Trinity Square)

[ selected photographs ]  [ video ]

Kelly Mark has applied her interest in film and popular culture to use music for the first time in this, her fantasy directorial debut. Repetitive, mundane tasks of everyday life are the sorts of things that have provided revealing pathos and humour in Mark‘s past work. Lifting iconic scenes from popular films and television programs and re-staging them without dialogue, then replaying them with alternating scores, reflects her understanding of the atmospheric effects of a score and underlines her interest in how the soundtrack radically alters the way the piece is perceived. The selected music is either songs that the artist has always felt would be great film scores or, alternately, tunes that she remembers from films because they have made such a strong impression on her.

Artist Biography: Kelly Mark was born in Welland, Ontario in 1967 and is based in Toronto. She completed a BFA in 1994 at the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design (N.S.C.A.D.). She has exhibited widely across Canada and internationally including such venues as The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; The Power Plant, Toronto; Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; Musee d'Art Contemporain, Montreal; MSVU Art Gallery (Halifax), The Henry Art Gallery, Seattle; Ikon Gallery, UK; Dundee Contemporary Arts (Scotland). She represented Canada at Sydney Biennale (1998) and Liverpool Biennale (2006).

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