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b.1982 South Africa, lives and works in London. Mary Hurrell works across performance, sound and sculpture to explore choreography of the body, space and object. Investigating forms of language and movement in relation to physical and psychological states, she draws on themes of synaesthetic experience, transformation, translation and perceptual surfaces of imagination and memory.


Image Credits


UNDEX
24 August 2019, Jupiter Rising Festival, Edinburgh
Site-specific choreography of live movement and sound for the Charles Jencks Lake, Jupiter Artland.


Movement Study 6 (Maxxinna)
12 midday to 12 midnight, 12-17 November 2018 The Bower, Brunswick Park, London
A performative installation and 360 degree movement in time over 6 consecutive days. Live sountrack by Hurrell, performed with Nina Davies.

ちょう¬
3pm 29 July 2018, Yamakiwa Gallery, Tokamachi, Niigata, Japan. Performance for By Indirections Find Directions Out culminating an artist residency at Yamakiwa Gallery.

EROTIC MECHANICS-mappings
A collection of textural scores and collages by Mary Hurrell charting two bodies of work spanning 2015-2018, with essays by Emily LaBarge, published by Publication Studio London.

OXIORCAD (Paris)
31 May 2018, Nicoletti Contemporary, Paris. Performance for BODY ECHO exhibition.

mappings / 1 (Pitch)
Body Ecologies 1, organised by fluent at Centro Botin, Santander, Spain, 2018
The first part in a trilogy of works, mappings 2018.
Original electronic soundtrack by Hurrell with movement developed in collboration with Kitty Fedorec. (Images: Courtesy the artist, Centro Botín and fluent; photographer: Belén de Benito)

mappings / 2 (Aerial)
9 March – 14 April 2018
Live event: 7pm, 24 March 2018
Installation and performance, Kunstraum London.
Performed with Kitty Fedorec.
Closing event with Katie Fiore & Simon Parris.
(Photos: Tim Bowditch & Olga Koroleva)

mappings / 3 (OXIORCAD)
28 April from, Flat Time House, London.
A live choreogrpahy of sound, light and performance taking place across sunset from 7:58pm - 8:38pm. 
Performed with Kitty Fedorec. 
(Photos: Andrew Magurran)

1,538°C (as horizon) 2017
(Performance for camera with Agata Madejska

mappings ( 7E-Insulate-Resist-Fat-Edge / Open-Berth-Drone-Milk-Marble-Mercury-Plane-Blade-Teeth- Amputate-Chameleonic-Vessel-Achromatic-Balance) 2017
(Photo: Damian Griffiths)


Untitled (dis-appearing)
Performance for camera, Seydisfjodur, Iceland, 2017

(Photo: Uta Putz)


Movement Study 5 (PEARLEX)
6 October 2016, DRAF
An Evening of Performances with Olof Dreijer, Mary Hurrell, Goshka Macuga, Roman Ondak, Amalia Ulman and Mark Wallinger.
Performed with: Kitty Fedorec, Emily Yuen and Hany Park. 
(Photos: Dan Weill)


EROTIC MECHANICS
16 & 17 April 2016
10 Martello Street, London
Performed with Kitty Fedorec.
(Photos: Tess Hurrell)


VOCAPELT & Movement Study 4 (Dorsal/Breast)
23 January - 28 March 2016
Left Hand to Back of Head, Object Held Against Right Thigh,
The Bluecoat, Liverpool.

MS4 performed with Kitty Fedorec.


Movement 3 (Base) 2014/15
Whitechapel Open 2015, Whitechapel Gallery, London
Performed with Kitty Fedorec.

ECLIPSE 
TURIBULUM GAME PLAN, Lychee One, London, 2015

Movement Study 4 (Dorsal/Breast)
My Vocabulary Did This Too Me, South London Gallery, 2014
Performed with Kitty Fedorec

SILVER
Outpost Studios, Norwich, 2014
Performed with Kitty Fedorec, Joelle Green, Emma Webster
Music by Cindie Cheung

Composition for the Glasshouse
The Everything and Nothing Problem,
2013
Jerwood Space in partnership with Ceri Hand, London

KEYBLANK
Broadcast Gallery, Dublin, 2012
Performed with Kitty Fedorec

SOLOS 
ACME Project Space, 2012
Performed with Cindie Cheung

CODA
Carlos/Ishikawa, London 2012 Performance for movement, sound and light.
Performed wiith Kitty Fedorec & Joelle Green, sound by Richard Sides.

CALL
Carlos/Ishikawa, London 2012

Movement Study 1
RCA Show 2011

PRELUDE
HD Video 2010

Blind Ivory
Mixed Media Collage 2010


© Mary Hurrell 2020


Selected Solo Projects, Performances and Exhibitions

Movement Study 6 (Maxxinna), The Bower, London, 2018
3(OXIORCAD), Flat Time House, London, 2018
2(AERIAL), Kunstraum, London, 2018
1(PITCH), Body Ecologies 1, organised by fluent at Centro Botin, Spain, 2018
StereoSkin, Herdubreid Biosal, Seydisfjordur, Iceland, 2017
EROTIC MECHANICS, 10 Martello Street, London, 2016
SILVER, Outpost, Norwich, 2014
Release All Whales From Captivity, Carlos/Ishikawa, London, 2013
Key Blank, Broadcast Gallery, Dublin, 2012
Call/Coda, Carlos/Ishikawa, London, 2012

Selected Group Projects, Performances and Exhibitions

2019
UNDEX, Jupiter Rising x Edinburgh Art Festival, Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh
Max Eilbacher, Ren Schofield (CONTAINER) + WANDA GROUP + Mary Hurrell, Cafe OTO, London
hmn 16, Bedford House Community Centre, London

2018
By Indirections Find Directions Out, Yamakiwa Gallery, Japan
Body Echo, Nicoletti Contemporary, Paris

2017
Pharos / Beacons, Caustic Coastal, Manchester
Going Along Without A Body, IKLECTIK, London
LOTUS, Bosse & Baum, London

2016
An Evening Of Performances, David Roberts Art Foundation, London
High Arousal: Choreographs and Works, Union Pacific, London
Tarantallegra, HESTER, New York
Left Hand to Back of Head, Bluecoat, Liverpool

2015
London Open 2015, Whitechapel Gallery, London
OPEN SOURCE Contemporary Art Festival, London
TURIBULUM GAME PLAN, Lychee One, London

2014
My Vocabulary Did This Too Me, South London Gallery

2013
The Everything and Nothing Problem, Jerwood Space with Ceri Hand, London

2012
DUPLEX, Jerusalem, 02 Academy & Moore Street Electricity Substation, Sheffield
Coda, Bold Tendencies, Sadler’s Wells Weekend, London
Auditorium/Pavilion Projects, Dilston Grove
SOLOS, In-Use, Performance Evening, Acme Project Space, London

Publications
EROTIC MECHANICS-mappings - a collection of textural scores and collages by the artist charting two bodies of work spanning 2015-2018, with essays by Emily LaBarge, published by Publication Studio London.

Residencies
Yamakiwa Gallery, Tokamachi, Japan, 2018
Radical Affinites, Flat Time House & Kunstraum, London, 2018
Skaftfell Center For Visual Art, Seydisfjodur, Iceland, 2017
Jerusalem Residency, London / Sheffield, 2012
SIM Residency, Reykjavik, Iceland, 2008

Awards
Research and Development Grant, Arts Council of England, 2017
Research and Development Grant, Arts Council of England, 2015

Education
2011 MA Sculpture, Royal College of Art, London
2004 BA (HONS), Dance and Visual Art, University of Brighton

Selected Press

9 March 2018, frieze
Profile: Mary Hurrell’s Fluid Forms by Chris Fite-Wassilak 
https://frieze.com/article/mary-hurrells-fluid-forms

12 December 2016, frieze
2016 Highlights: Brian Dillon
https://frieze.com/article/2016-highlights-brian-dillon