“My name is Mark. I am thirty-six years old. I’m asking myself, is it possible to start again?”
Mark Titchner along with Backlit present a multi site project along with Broadway Cinema and Speakers from Nottingham Contemporary and The Nottingham Trent University.
Exhibition at Backlit Studios including a new video work made for Broadway entitled “Disclosure”. The work appears to present an open admission from the artist of his dissatisfaction and frustration with past actions and opinions and his hopes for the future.
The work documents the internal dialogue of an individual attempting to liberate himself from the past or the act of “giving birth to oneself”. Presented as a stream of scrolling text the work provides subtitles for a hypothetical life that exists only as potential.
Broadway will also host a number of artists video works, selected by Mark Titchner and Matt Davenport, that also themes of liberation and disclosure.
On Thursday 11th June 2009_ 5.30pm- 7.00pm Broadway will host a discussion relating to the themes of Liberation and potential.
The panel including Alex Farquarson Dr Rob Flint and Dr James Shorthose examine the possibilities that artists and art institutions have for independence, adapting practice and the creation of potential new audiences. Panel members will represent practicing artists, art educators, artist run spaces and public institutions and the discussion will examine the differing challenges presented in these spheres along with the panelists personal reflections and experiences.
Mark Titchner’s recent solo exhibitions include Plateau Aurora Borealis, Peres Projects, Berlin, 2008. Run, Black River, Run, BALTIC, Gateshead, 2008. The Eye Don’t See Itself, Vilma Gold, London, 2007. IT IS YOU, Arnolfini, Bristol, 2006. Selected group exhibitions include; Psychosomatic Acid Test, GSK Contemporary, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2009. Material Presence, 176, London, 2008. Manifesto Marathon, Serpentine Gallery, London, 2008. A Poem about an Inland Sea, 52nd Venice Biennale, Ukrainian Pavillion, 2007. Turner Prize, Tate Britain, London, 2006. Between Two Deaths, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2006.