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Pervasive media studio

 

I was awarded a Micro-residency at Pervasive Media Studio at the Watershed in Bristol to develop Move Over Darling, a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) history project that began in 2010. Since this time, I have worked with local communities in Bristol, Luton, Birmingham and East London to collect older LGBT people’s stories. From these I have created performance walks and performances for the stage. The work is rich with sordid, heartbreaking, and politically charged memories and stories of triumph over adversity that are often linked to specific locations in the city. I have been using my time at the Studio to research ways in which creative technologies could be used to share these stories further and enable a new kind of live performance.

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"An incredibly charming and compelling performer who gives very evocative glimpses into everyday things."
Tanuja Amarasuriya, Theatre Bristol






Photos Carl Newland



 

PAST RESIDENCIES

ICIA 

I was the Artist-in-Residence at ICIA, University of Bath from September 2010 to July 2011.

My playful interventions raised smiles, eyebrows and interesting questions amongst students, staff and visitors on campus. Exploring the place of intimacy and domesticity in a public institution, my activities included sleeping in a public window display; hosting a corridor dinner party for students and staff; and as 'launderette quizmaster' testing people's knowledge of washing instruction symbols.
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"An incredibly charming and compelling performer who gives very evocative glimpses into everyday things."
Tanuja Amarasuriya, Theatre Bristol




 
RULES & REGS,
SOUTH HILL PARK

The Performance ‘Visiting Hours’ was made under the Rules and Regs’ professional development scheme by asking visitors in the gallery their experiences of hospitals. The piece was made under a scheme that is designed to challenge usual approaches to making work.





Photo Mark Brereton
 
SHOP,
STOKE-ON-TRENT

Over one week I developed a project called Catwalk Clothes Swap with the help from the local community around SHOP, I asked people to donate items of clothing that they no longer wore.  I was curious to know the story behind each item, and developed an interactive installation with sound, text and photographs that was made in response to the stories that these clothes held.

Download an audio clip from this project
(2min 8sec)
Audio Neil Rose





Photo Anna Lucas
 
CHISENHALE DANCE SPACE

Working with Chisenhale Dance Space over 2010 and 2011 has allowed me to develop creatively and also sharpen by business approaches to working in the Live Art sector. I have benefited from studio time, office space and mentoring.

"Tom Marshman is a unique voice and an artist with a truly enigmatic practice. His work subverts, enthrals, tickles and politically pokes. He opens up the flaws in our contemporary lives for ruthless and often difficult inspection but is always right there with you... holding your hand and offering you a cup of tea (from the best china)!"
Bryony Kimmings





Photo Carl Newland
 
ARNOLFINI

Over the past 12 years my work has received ongoing support from Arnolfini, namely from We Live Here, an artist development scheme inviting a selection of artists living and practicing in Bristol to create works at Arnolfini, whilst offering audiences the opportunity to participate throughout the process of creation in a series of meetings, discussions, works in progress and performances.

"Tom’s performances are full of humour and determination ... an authentic and original voice."
Helen Cole, Artistic Director of Inbetween Time

 


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