Neo-Griot by Kalamu ya Salaam - December 2015
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SHE LOVES YOU, YEAH YEAH YEAH
“My aim is to be an inspirational conversation changer”
Marianne is a visual artist, who goes under the name MarpLondon. Her work explores the status and identities of the individual in transit. She has a particular interest in altered attitudes and perspectives. Her artworks provide an interesting lens and offers thought-provocative viewpoints, which reflect both the personal and the collective state of being, local and internationally.
Based on the philosophy of movement: What moves as a body returns as a movement of thought. The transitional state of mind reflects the actual movement of crossing borders: physically, mentally and virtually. It becomes a meeting point of the familiar and unfamiliar and gives birth to new ideas, new ways of seeing and understandings that are intimately tied to the signifiers of a global economy.
She seeks to develop a visual language that includes the excluded – with a disavowal or even rejection of tradition and culture-narcissism, instead she finds a sheer joy in experimentation and anachronism with an unflagging optimism of why not through a jubilation of fluidity, personal freedom and the well-being of the future of now.
Her language collects, assembles and arranges identities as desired. It embraces diversity and creates mutual benefactorial connections between the genders, culturally and socially. It believes in the world-altering power of the bonds of love.
She is driven by intuition, curiosity and personal stories, motivated by connectedness, led by questions and the independent thought, guided by empathy. She finds her path through confusion, getting lost and finding meaning.