May 11, 2012
W. Mark Sutherland (www.wmarksutherland.com) is a Canadian intermedia artist. His aesthetic practice is a hybrid that pivots on the creation of work blurring the borders between poetry, visual art, music and performance art. He is a member of the Board of Directors for Musicworksmagazine (www.musicworks.ca) and editorial correspondent for Rampike magazine (www.uwindsor.ca/rampike). A selection of recent gallery exhibitions that featured Sutherland's work includes Scratch, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Canada (2005), Poetische Positionen II, Kasseler Kunstverien, Kassel, Germany (2006), Viaggio nella parola, Cassa di Risparmio, La Spezia, Italy (2007), Videobardo Festival of International Video Poetry, Museo Caixa Forum, Madrid, Spain (2008), Lotta Poetica Fondazione Berardelli, Brescia, Italy (2009), and Linguagens Visuais na Poetica Internacional, Gallery S.E.S.C. Bento Gonçalves, Brazil (2010). A brief selection of Sutherland's recent public performances includesTHEWORDMUSIC Festival, Reykjavik, Iceland (2006), Voice ++ Festival, Victoria, BC, Canada (2007), Yuxtaposiciones Festival, Madrid, Spain (2008),3durch3, Wilhelmspalais, Stuttgart, Germany (2010) and 100 Jahre Konkrete Kunst, Art Rehau, Rehau, Germany (2010).
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