an international festival of expanded choreography initiated and curated by H2DANCE

Corner Piece


Marina Collard

Tues 4 — Sun 9 JUN,
APT Gallery
Front room
6 Creekside
London SE8 4SA

This exhibition continues throughout the festival week.


Corner Piece plays with contradiction as clear tension is created in situating soft furnishings within a relatively unrestful environment. In part obsessive, the elements of repetition, rhythm and pattern form the work’s dynamics. Distinctive elements of printed material covering the surface of recognisable domestic items signal a domestic space whilst ignoring the conventions and notions of comfort. Other items are situated in dialogue with the monochrome wallpaper to locate a part gallery and part domestic set up. This hybridisation suggests an alternative show home.  

Photo of Marina Collard installation Corner Piece


Marina Collard

Marina Collard is a multidisciplinary artist who has performed and exhibited works in theatres, galleries, studios, and outdoor settings in the UK and internationally. She works independently and collaboratively in the areas of painting, performance, and video often creating site responsive work, such as the recently exhibited Episodes in Falling (2023/24) at Castello di Rocca Sinibalda and MIDLIFE: Painting, Performance and Paraphernalia (2023) at Progetto ESTHIA, Rome.  

After working extensively in the field of contemporary dance as a choreographer, performer and lecturer, Marina gained an MFA in Fine Art in Rome extending her concern with movement and physicality into other areas of practice. With a focus on the everyday, she draws on themes from domestic and public life, finding beauty in the mundane. Her works reflect aspects of the human condition within the fragile and complex landscape of our world. These elements are aestheticized and explored paradoxically, reframing the ordinariness of life and rendering the unspectacular visible.