Julie Marsh is a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM). Julie is an artist filmmaker and researcher . She studied at London College of Communication, University of the Arts, London, completing a PhD in 2017. Julie’s practice is research-based, process-driven and multi-disciplinary. Her projects are site-specific and collaborative; building direct social relationships with new audiences specific to the site.
Julie is a specialist in interdisciplinary practice and teaching, exploring the intersections between film, installation, performance, interactivity and site-specificity. She is a 0.6 Senior Lecturer in Intermedia practice and 0.4 researcher for CREAM: The Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media. Julie has also taught at art colleges internationally including Goldsmiths, London; London College of Communication, London; The Arts University Bournemouth, UK; FAMU, Prague; Aalto University; Finland.
Through the exploration of real and representational space Julie investigates how technical machines can perform site, creating critical experiences for audiences that open debate and question social spaces. In developing her practice, she has coined the term site-integrity to describe the process of using the same camera motorised rig to film the location and to play back the recorded image onto the same surfaces of the site. The motorised rig is used as both a creature of autonomy and a source of possibility through which site materiality might be found and shared. It provides this research with an objective viewpoint and a technological ability to go inside somewhere physically restricted, distant or forbidden. Site-integrity is essentially a performance art practice where technology, artist and audience are engaged in the completion of the artwork.
Recent projects include: Brick Lane Jamme Masjid in London, commissioned by The East London Communities Organisation (TELCO) and Tower Hamlets Interfaith Forum; Lokomotywownia, commissioned by The Starmach Gallery, Poland and Pestera Monastery, commissioned by Atelier Contemporary Art Space, Romania.