Marcus Boyd

La Pieta (still), 
2018
HD Digital Video
16:9, Continuous Loop

“Modern Marforio” & “La Pieta”

Modern Marforio & La Pieta address themes of the body, gender and representation. Drawing upon classical Roman sculpture as a starting point, two sculptures are recreated as durational performances for the camera. 

In these performances my resting state is a reflection of the gestural and bodily poses found in the sculptures referenced. The work sits in between still and moving image which creates a moment in time to observe living and breathing sculptures. 

Performing for the camera, I aim to investigate my role in the performative aspects of my body and gender. The work also asks – where is the line drawn between performing for the camera and the performative act of life itself?

Modern Marforio
2018 (still)
HD Digital Video
16:9, Continuous Loop