Marcia performed in her furball, after a brief introduction, to the accompaniment of music by Sam Willan (Drums) and Pete Fraser (Saxophone). She was then led off the stage by J. Maizlish.
Halloween revellers wearing Marcia Farquhar’s white dress for seven at the Colchester Arts Centre on the 31st October 2010.
A Guide and Short History 1999 – 2009
“Make a catwalk and model your own clothes on it. Talk about them one after another until you run out of garments or time.”
“Marcia Farquhar [has] a hectic, colourful past that she lines up for us in the guise of a clothes-rail dangling with talismanic frocks of varied vintage. As she zips through them, Farquhar sustains a giddy commentary on the ‘why, when, where and who else was there’ of each outfit.”
Marcia Farquhar’s Black and White and Red All Over will be a live consideration of the magical meaning of glamour, the uses of enchantment, and the semiotics of good girl/bad girl fashion. Always telling or retelling stories, engineering unexpected social interactions in which the distance between audience and performer is repeatedly breached, Farquhar probes the nature of biography and autobiography and grapples with storytelling as a strategy that is forever renegotiating its relationship with truth.