Critical commentary, Summerhall

Paul Robertson, Curator, Summerhall, Edinburgh, 2014 “Hag-Ridden is a triumph of installation. Works as diverse as overlaid drawing-paintings on opaque caravan windows, scraped carbon-paper scenes from Hitchcock’s ‘Vertigo’ and video films all explore a landscape of haunted, absent houses and, related, the gulf of loneliness when one twin is away from its own carbon-paper copy. Marcoux is an excellent artist and she has begun a career that hints at a remarkable developing talent.”

INTERVIEW with Redbird Review – Fan of Memory, Hidden Door Festival

Redbird Review – interview with Eileen Budd, May 2015 Nostalgia is a powerful thing.  It used to be thought of as a sickness but social psychologists now believe it has a positive impact on us, that it makes us happier and even makes us feel warmer.  Is it an emotion?  Hundreds of products are sold to us with ‘vintage’ style packaging, appealing to our feelings of nostalgia, a nostalgia for eras we sometimes have absolutely no experience of.  For example, how many Steam Punk fans were around during the industrial revolution? In a curtained room off the courtyard where Hidden…

Critical commentary, Gallery 23

Dr. Julie Hanson, Director Gallery 23, Edinburgh, exhibition notes, Toast to the Lassies, January 2017 “In an age of endless visual information, how do we invent ourselves and envision our own histories? Drawing from literary, film and historical pornography sources, Michele Marcoux’s witty assembly of objects and environments addresses the fragmentary nature of perceptual memory and the manner in which our concepts of identity, sexuality and culture are formed.  With their acid washed colour and 1950’s porn star silhouettes framed with subtle references to war, bank vaults, and the atom bomb, Marcoux’s reframed ‘pin-ups’ become powerful statements about the female…