Work at Live Art Denmark
2011: Video Works at Samtalekøkken
At Samtalekøkken in December 2011, we presented a selection of Marcus’ video works until 2010. Long before it became a general trend in academia as well as across the visual and performing arts, Marcus has worked with the ideas of being or becoming an animal, or what today would be called human-animal or human-non-human-animal relations.
About the Artist
Marcus, who was born in London in 1968, is well-known for his video works, which record the artist making shamanistic performances. These events tend to take place in municipal spaces such as offices or council housing buildings, and happen in front of members of the public. The viewer is left unsure as to Coates’ convictions, as the work oscillates between comedy and a proposition that art can be restorative.
Find out more about his works on this website.