Born 1979 – Rochester, Kent, U.K. Lives and works in London, U.K.
Education 2015 – 2017 - Royal College of Art, London, U.K. (MA) 2003 – 2006 - University of Westminster, London, U.K. (BA Hons)
Residencies 2016 – School of Visual Arts, NYC, U.S.
Mark Sedge is a London-based artist exploring through performance, moving image and sound installation the psychological legacy of the family. Using psychoanalysis as a platform to scrutinise the formative parent/child relationship, ideas of identity, free-will and memory.
Crucial family bonds, both repressive and comforting; intimate scenes teetering on the dysfunctional. Such moments thread throughout 'Let’s go through this again’.
Experimenting with mutual physical movement through mimicry in order to challenge the status of the self that penetrates all family dynamics. Carefully staged re-enactments aim to flesh out the ambivalent nature of the family unit, intimate yet restrictive.
Through autobiographical material presented as a life sized projection and sound installation offering insight into the private as an immersive experience, the project would involve creating an intimate, vulnerable space for the audience to engage with.