RMIT MC266 application

Master of Fine Art: MC266, Statement

List of works

Mark J Wilson

Born Melbourne, Australia 1976, Lives and works in Melbourne

Bricolage Show promotion videos

2016

HD video, projection, animation, lighting

Text

1920 x 1080

Collaborators: Nathan Stolz & Jeje Hung (photography & video)

Instagram: Markj_w

Bricolage Show Poster

2016

Poster, Illustrator, Indesign, text

680cm x 750cm

Graphic Designer: Anthea Smith

Various

Calm Ocean becomes Blacken Clouds

2016

Animation, Photoshop, After Effects

1920 x 1080

Web: https://markejwilson.com/

Gina – Love me, not the money

2011

Animation, coloured font, type writer sound,

Adel Ferguson article via The Age

1920 x 1080

YouTube: Mark JW Channel

Wave of emotion

2008

Music video, HD video shot on location,

Sound production

Collaborators: Ari Wagner (video) Michael Bryant (music production)

YouTube: Mark JW Channel

Butcher music video exhibition images

2010

Mixed media: projection, makeup, fashion,

Video,

Collaborations: Sally Goldner (featured extra), Mia’Kate Russell (make up), Gavin D. Andrews (stills), (editor) Jonathon Ainscough (featured extra), Jonathon Keith Kirk (fashion design)

Altona North

Whitewash Head Shots

2008

Photos, cardboard, glue, acrylic paint

Mixed sizes

Altona North

Butcher music video

2010

Mixed media: projection, makeup, fashion,

Video,

Collaborations: Sally Goldner (featured extra), Emily Barr (DOP), Mia’Kate Russell (make up), Gavin D. Andrews (stills), Gavin Emmanuel (editor) Mikey Catalano (editor) Jonathon Ainscough (featured extra), Jonathon Keith Kirk (fashion design)

Web: https://markejwilson.com/

Current work

My current work in development is titled Bricolage Show: supported by RMIT Link Arts and funded by the Upstaged program, presented in Story Hall: Green Brain on the 10th, 11th and 12th of November. This multiple media work features video, projections, sound, and performance. This installation piece is presented in a Promenade theatre style and draws on the art practice of Bricolage to fuse elements that include video, performance, photography, music, animation to create a narrative addressing the fragmentation of online and offline self/identity.

Artistic concern future work description and reflection

My future work will continue to turn sharply towards the lived experience of online/offline identity, sexuality, gender & news media. The work will dissect the global penetration of online self and then seek to challenge its authenticity. The viewer is asked to deeply question aspects that we all perform in curating and forming our online identities.

This will be achieved by employing bricolage and promenade styles that interweave multiple media elements video, photography, animation, performance sounds and monologues. This future work rests on the edge of the surreal where Image, text and music are refashioned in a remix style to create new narrative.

Issues to be addressed

  • Design & construct a transportable steal sculpture (platform & setting)
  • Installation into various site specific locations using visual projections and soundscapes (video, animation, photography, text, monologues)
  • Site specific performance (various locations) incorporating multiple media
  • Challenge technical performance conventions (expose technical elements to the viewer)
  • Social content: sexuality, gay male gender roles verse transgender identity, news media, online curation