Maria Marshall

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Production stills are the tourist art of the video and film world—too often overpriced souvenirs made for little other reason than to appease acquisitive yearnings that moving images are less apt to satisfy. Maria Marshall has approached the still image differently; the results, in her exhibition “In two hundred days I will be eleven,” might be a lesson in how to generate a photographic appendix to or continuation of a video project with integrity intact.

The video in question is a work from 2004, Lollipop (In two hundred days I will be eleven), which has already been widely exhibited. It consists of a single wide-screen close-up à la Sergio Leone, the subject squinting, not so much from the sun that bathes his face in golden light as with malign intent. But the face that fills the screen is that of a young boy, and instead of a cigarette dangling from his mouth, that’s a lollipop

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