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6 June 2014 until 11 July 2014
Summerhall, Lower Church Gallery
Michele Marcoux/Visual Art
Lower Church Gallery
Edinburgh EH9 1QH
June 7 – July 11th (Private View June 6th 7pm)
1. Tormented or worried, as if by a witch 2. 1680’s “afflicted by nightmares”. An old term for sleep paralysis, the sensation of being held immobile in bed by a heavy weight and accompanied by a sense of an alien presence. Also ‘ridden by the hag’, ‘the witch riding your back’, Succubus, Mære, the Old Hag
In Hag-ridden Michele Marcoux explores the idea of personal identity—specifically female identity–as a form of haunting. Through a range of approaches and materials – drawings on carbon paper, collage, moving image, found objects and text, the exhibition is a record of her explorations.
With reference to female archetypes from Hitchcock to horror film, literature (including the writing of Shirley Jackson and Henry James) as well as iconography from her childhood growing up an identical twin, Michele Marcoux explores formal visual ideas of collage, duplication, erosion, to create a portrait of identity as dream, obsession, resonant memory.
Originally from Ohio in the American Midwest, Michele Marcoux lived in New York City before relocating to Scotland in the 90’s. She exhibits her work in the US and UK.