2000 3rd 7a*11d Festival
Stefanie Marshall, untitled 7a*11d 2000 PHOTO Andrew Pommier
Saturday November 4 12 pm – 5 pm
Zsa Zsa, 962 Queen St W
For this untitled performance, Stefanie Marshall transformed the Zsa Zsa storefront gallery into an alchemist’s workshop. Using earthy, pungent materials including clay, molasses, urine, human hair and rags, Marshall toiled away over a smoking cauldron, fashioning misshapen dolls and totems to place on clay beds around a table set with teacups. Themes of transformation and illusion are played out in Marshall’s work through ritualized actions and gestures with bizarre, obsessive and occult overtones.
Stefanie Marshall is a Toronto artist working in two and three-dimensional mediums, performance and installation. Throughout the ’90s Stefanie performed and exhibited her work regularly both locally and internationally. She was an invited artist at the Cleveland Performance Art Festival in 1996 and 1997 and was recently included in the prestigious New Contemporaries ’99 show in London, England.
1997 1st 7a*11d Festival
Stefanie Marshall, untitled FADO/7a*11d 1997 PHOTO Paul Couillard
Thursday, August 7 8 pm – 1 am
Symptom Hall | 160 Claremont St (just south of Dundas St W, west of Bathurst St)
Presented by FADO
Stefanie Marshall uses personal ritual with an emphasis on sensual elements to reveal the vastness of our interior emotional and psychological terrain. In her work she reanimates the cast-offs of our personal histories — old clothes; sticky, greasy, smelly foods; abandoned architecture; forgotten rhymes — and in so doing resurrects the lingering sorrow and sublime that inhabit them.