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    Hag-ridden: Summerhall TV Interview

    Hag-ridden: Summerhall TV Interview

    Michele Marcoux : Hag-ridden from arts-news on Vimeo. Hag-ridden Tormented or worried, as if by a witch 2. 1680’s “afflicted by nightmares”.  An old term for sleep paralysis, the sensation of being held immobile in bed by a heavy weight and accompanied by a sense of an alien presence. Also ‘ridden by the hag’, ‘the […]

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    Hag-ridden - my latest exhibition opens at Summerhall 6th June

    Hag-ridden – my latest exhibition opens at Summerhall 6th June

    It was a nightmare I had only once, aged 19; sleeping in the family home that I increasingly felt was haunted…. I awoke, desperately seeking proof that it was over. The clock, the lamp, the glass of water, the wooden staircase leading down into darkness. My twin sister’s bedroom door across the hall was closed. […]

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    Hag-ridden (haɡ-rɪd(ə)n) - exhibition June 6th Summerhall

    Hag-ridden (haɡ-rɪd(ə)n) – exhibition June 6th Summerhall

    It was a nightmare I had only once, aged 19; sleeping in the family home that I increasingly felt was haunted…. I awoke, desperately seeking proof that it was over. The clock, the lamp, the glass of water, the wooden staircase leading down into darkness. My twin sister’s bedroom door across the hall was closed. […]

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    A room of one's own

    A room of one’s own

    For years I have had a recurring dream. I am alone in an old house (or is it a flat?).  With a dark central hallway and a number of closed doors  it feels haunted,  intimidating but also exciting and full of potential.  I think I have been here before.  Should I be here? I start […]

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    Exhibition - blood/MarcyAV The Old Ambulance Depot, Edinburgh Oct 2013

    Exhibition – blood/MarcyAV The Old Ambulance Depot, Edinburgh Oct 2013

    blood/MarcyAV blood/MarcyAV, a girl’s heart of darkness, was an exhibition of visual art, poetry and sound at Ambulance Depot in Edinburgh 31st Oct – 4th Nov 2013. Visual Art/Curation (Michele Marcoux), Poetry (Sheila Black), Sound (Lynne Thermann). blood/MarcyAV focused on our time spent in 1980′s Williamsburg Brooklyn during a period when drugs were rife and crime […]

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    The impossibility of memory - It's all about telling stories...

    The impossibility of memory – It’s all about telling stories…

    blood/MarcyAV  31st Oct Private View 7 – 9.30pm, The Old Ambulance Depot, 77 Brunswick Street, Edinburgh EH7 5HS The exhibition continues until Sunday Nov 3rd 10 – 5pm In the late 1980’s at a time when more than 2000 people a year were murdered in New York City, Southside Williamsburg, Brooklyn was an extremely hot […]

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    Exhibition - Hagridden, Summerhall Lower Church Gallery, Edinburgh June-July 2014
    Exhibition – Hagridden, Summerhall Lower Church Gallery, Edinburgh June-July 2014

    Hag-ridden ˈhaɡ-rɪd(ə)n Tormented or worried, as if by a witch  1680’s “afflicted by nightmares”.  An old term for sleep paralysis, the sensation of being held immobile in bed by a heavy weight and accompanied by a sense of an alien presence. Also: Succubus, Mære (Old English), The Old Hag (Newfoundland), Witch…

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    Come Visit! WASPS Open Studios 2014
    Come Visit! WASPS Open Studios 2014

    OCT 2014 – WASPS OPEN STUDIOS – part of GENERATION a nationwide celebration of the past 25 years of contemporary art in Scotland Throughout the month of October artists within Wasps’ Studios across Scotland will be providing visitors with a behind the scenes look at how they develop and make the high quality w…

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    Continental Drift
    Continental Drift

    What can we know?—and how do we know it?—how does the trace, memory, relic of one thing morph into another or how does it form a path we follow? These seem particularly urgent questions in light of women’s history—so much of which exists in the fragmentary form of memory and story. These are questions that we (vi…

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    A room of one's own
    A room of one’s own

    For years I have had a recurring dream. I am alone in an old house (or is it a flat?).  With a dark central hallway and a number of closed doors  it feels haunted,  intimidating but also exciting and full of potential.  I think I have been here before.  Should I be here? I start […]…