Marcus Coates: Animal Instincts, June 10 to August 23
Presented in NOMA’s new permanent video art space, Marcus Coates: Animal Instincts
is comprised of five video pieces featuring a range of work from the past 10 years.
Ornithologist, naturalist, artist, and shaman, Coates creates videos that examine
humankind’s complicated relationship to other living species. Assuming the role of a
shaman in his later pieces, Coates journeys to the “lower world” of animal spirits,
updating the historical role of a shaman as a community problem-solver. In his own
words, “you can’t escape your humanness, but the point of my work has been to explore
the degrees to which you can test that boundary and entertain the possibility of becoming
something else.” Organized by Miranda Lash, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art.