In an evening exploring bodily integrity and invasive procedures, artist Marianna Simnett presented a musical performance, accompanied by footage from her recent films, The Udder, Blood and Blue Roses.
Written and directed by Marianna Simnett
Produced by Emily Rudge
Music composed and arranged by Leo Chadburn
Film music by Lucinda Chua
Performed by Francis Bamford, Emily Burn, Anne-Marie Cullum, Clemmie Franks, Chloe Morgan
Simnett completed her MA at the Slade School of Art in 2013. Working with video and drawing, her recent body of work explores themes of sexuality, innocence, corruption and martyrdom. Her videos involve collaborative processes with non-actors playing the part of themselves in heightened, suspended realities. In 2013, she won the Adrian Carruthers Award and William Coldstream Prize, and in 2015 she was a recipient of the Jerwood/FVU Awards.