Marsh, Dillan


Artist statement

Åpent atelier lørdag 27. april 2019.

Eleanor Clare and Dillan Marsh began collaborating in 2013, exploring how the more reflective nature of writing is interwoven with the driving force of art making.

Although many of our methods are crude and hasty, revealing the process of making, we aim to offer entrance into a fictional environment. The viewer can choose to suspend their disbelief (or not) and imaginatively engage in the possibilities of the scenario that we put before them. We believe that the importance of this is to playfully open up questions about the fundamental importance of the creative drive, its connection to nature and our own human condition.

Throughout our collaboration, there has been a constant fascination with the concept of portals – of finding passageway from one state of being to another, particularly with regard to liberating the creative drive. We are trying to capture something of the sensation of this – of accepting that creation and destruction are part of a natural cycle, and of giving ourselves up to this as we become immersed in the creative process.

Georgernes Verft 12
5011 Bergen



Recent activity includes: The Poacher's Lament and Other Half Heard Tales, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK, 2019; The Poacher's Dream, (solo show with E Clare) USF Verftet, Bergen, 2018; URRA, Tigre residency, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2017; The Gabbling Gateway, (solo show) Galleri BOA, Oslo, Norway, 2017; Here and Now, Sheffield Institute of Arts, UK, 2017; Fairground Fancier, Risør Kunstpark, Norway, 2017; Adventure Island, Archipelago, HKS, Bergen, Norway, 2016; Time and Space Residency, Metal, Chalkwell Hall, UK, 2016; Travels of the Toucher, (solo show) Assembly House, Leeds, UK, 2015; Two Poke Holes and the Art of the Toucher, (solo show) Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, UK, 2015; Guest Artist, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK, 2015; Undercurrents, (solo show) Deuxpiece/Flatterschafft, Basel, Switzerland