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Marcus James Syncretism

Work by Marcus James
Work by Marcus James
Work by Marcus James

Syncretism: ‘The combining of different, often seemingly contradictory beliefs, while melding practices of various schools of thought.’

Syncretism documents a performance exploring the role of technology through dualities of old and new, man and woman, East and West. I was inspired by my Japanese heritage, Japan’s ultra-conservative values within an ultra-modern society, and Stelarc’s take on technology as ‘an evolutionary energizer’. Fiona Hall’s use of recontextualised materials particularly resonated with me and informed my practice, from handcrafting my costume out of cables and computer detritus to adhering to Kabuki traditions in choreographing my performance.

Influencing artists: Stelarc, Shaun Gladwell, David Altmejd, Yayoi Kusama, Fiona Hall

School

Sydney Boys High School

ARTEXPRESS year

2014

HSC year

2013

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Process diary

Work by Marcus James
Work by Marcus James
Work by Marcus James
Work by Marcus James
Work by Marcus James
Work by Marcus James
Work by Marcus James
Work by Marcus James
Work by Marcus James
Work by Marcus James