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Twenty Six Things


29 May 2008 - 30 June 2008

Marion Coutts talks about Twenty Six Things

'Twenty Six Things' is a film by the artist Marion Coutts, commissioned by Wellcome Collection. It is based on a simple memory game in which participants are shown a collection of objects, some of which might change position when they look away. The film is an investigation into the vast museum of artefacts gathered by Henry Wellcome.

'Twenty Six Things' explores common concerns in Marion Coutts's work: the relationship between sculpture and film, and the generation of meaning in visual perception, through effects of repetition, interval and pattern.

Marion Coutts works in sculpture, film and video. Recent exhibitions have included 'To Be Continued...' at Helsinki Kunsthalle, 'Responding to Rome' at The Estorick Collection, The New Art Centre and Chisenhale Gallery. In 2003-04 she held the Kettle's Yard Fellowship at St John's College, Cambridge, and in 2001 the Momart Fellowship at Tate Liverpool. She lives and works in London, lectures at Goldsmiths College and is a research fellow at Norwich School of Art and Design.