Marianna Simnett is a London-based artist working with moving image, installation and performance. In her most recent work, she treats her own body as one might play with their online avatar, given the ephemerality and flexibility of its digital presentation. In The Needle and the Larynx, 2016, her voice is surgically lowered with Botox whilst she recites a grim parable about gender, nature and artifice.
Recent and upcoming solo exhibitions and screenings include: Matt’s Gallery, London, 2017; Lies, Seventeen, New York, 2016; Valves Collapse, Seventeen, London, 2016; Park Nights, Serpentine Pavilion, London, 2015; and Blue Roses, Comar, Isle of Mull, Scotland.
Video: excerpt from The Needle and the Larynx, 2016
Video: installation documentaion of Faint with Light, 2016