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G L Martin

MA work


1)  'Bothy' is a place of safety in an incredible but hostile terrain. 

This is about  the psychology of compartmentalisation. It is a moving image sequence of solitary journeys, disrupted, with partial conversations of events my colleagues will always carry. Where the everyday meets the extreme, and then back again. The inherent unreliability of any narrator opposes the re-conceptualisation convictions of these real life, sometimes harrowing stories. The format of this film invokes the daily 'routine' of repetition and difference. 

2) "Nothing to see hear" is a 6 mins multiple performance video based on Macbeth, within a machine of introspective absurdity.


  • MA Degree


    School of Arts & Humanities


    MA Contemporary Art Practice, 2018



  • As a front line paramedic over 30 years, only until recently have I allowed that aspect of my life to enter my art practice. In fact, I kept it away from all elements of my home and social life, and so became curious as to the reasons?  I am interested in the psychological strategies used when dealing with emotional or physical trauma, and when it fails, and de-compartmentalisation encroaches; When the synthesis of actual and virtual events (the subjective repetition of relational outcomes played over) reaches a tipping point.
  • Degrees

  • BA (hons) 1.0, Central St Martin's, 2003
  • Exhibitions

  • CAPbaret, performance marathon, Gorvy Lecture Theatre, RCA, Battersea, 2018; Are you Ready?, Museum of London, London, 2017; Thy Chaos (solo exhibition) 1963 Gallery, London, 2016
  • Publications

  • "Are you Ready" Group Collaboration/Museum London, book, 2017, 52; Collaboration, "Critical Practice Practical Crisis", WIP show booklet, 2017, 36