Meghan Marie Malar

France
1996
Statement

Meghan Marie Malar’s art practice exists at the intersection of effort and non-effort, deeply informed by her sojourn in a Californian Zen monastery following her disillusionment with the machinery of Hollywood, where she trained as a filmmaker. Her artworks, bearing the mark of this influence, are sites of restraint and intense curation. Marie Malar strives to condense lived experience into simple form, guided by the thought of creating moving image pieces that feel like stones gently chiseled by water. She is particularly interested in dream-like imagery, allowing, through time for idleness and daydreaming, space for her interior life to come mysteriously to the surface. Hers is a world dictated by a childlike sense of arbitrary rules and codes of discipline, where close encounters, whispers, and confessions reign. The future of her practice seeks to hone in further on joy, idleness, and playfulness as tools of resistance to conventional and linear modes of production. Increasingly, Marie Malar considers how to infuse life with a sense of magic grounded in the everyday.

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