The Works of Maria Marshall

Institute History

  • 2009 Sundance Film Festival


Maria Marshall's disturbing and gorgeously composed video projections probe the psychological dimensions of cinema. Marshall often uses her two sons in the main roles of her frequently violent, but visually charming, films. Her work tackles the fundamental subjects of motherhood, socialization, and life experience and returns us to the world of childhood as a pretext to evoke the anxiety of adults. Hypnotic in their effect, Marshall's films are presented in looped repetition and cleverly employ digital technology to create disturbing images, such as a video portrait of her young son smoking or a piece where her own skin literally crawls.

Marshall is a London-based artist who has created more than 35 filmic installations. She has primarily shown her video works in art galleries and museums around the world. Please join Marshall in this rare Festival appearance as she discusses her creative process and artistic practice as they evolve toward longer forms of narrative storytelling.

For a full schedule of screenings of Maria Marshall's work at New Frontier on Main, please see page 59.

— Shari Frilot

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