Marvin Gaye Chetwynd will be in residence at Metal in June as she creates work for Liverpool Biennial 2016.
Marvin Gaye Chetwynd (b. 1973, London, UK) lives in Glasgow, UK. Chetwynd’s practice intertwines performance, sculpture, painting, installation and video. Her work incorporates elements of folk plays, street spectacles, popular culture and Surrealist cinema. Her performances and videos often employ troupes of performers – friends and relatives of the artist – and feature handmade costumes and props. She has performed and exhibited internationally, and was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 2012.
For Liverpool Biennial 2016 Chetwynd will produce a film with and for children, inspired by a 1936 musical, Betty Boop’s A Song A Day, and Bertolt Brecht’s satirical Threepenny Opera (1928). The film will emerge collaboratively through workshops at Metal with Liverpool-based children and teenagers, who will work with Chetwynd to create props, music and script – as well as starring in the film itself.
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