Lynne Marsh works predominantly with video, and installation.
Marsh was born in Vancouver in 1969. She received her MA from Goldsmiths in London (1998) and her BA from Concordia University in Montréal (1992). She is senior lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire UK and currently lives and works between Berlin, London and Montréal.
Plänterwald, 2010 was created as a commission for the 5th Manif d’art 5 Québec City Biennial in 2010 and was filmed on the site of a former German Democratic Republic (GDR) amusement park on the outskirts of Berlin that was built in 1969 but abandoned after unification in 1989. As Marsh explains “after being closed to the public for almost a decade the rides and fairground structures – once providing a distraction from everyday realities – are left to a gradual process of decay and overgrowth. Paradoxically this derelict site is patrolled and protected by security guards who on the one hand attempt to maintain its separation from the public sphere and contemporary life yet at the same time position it in the present social and economic conditions.”