ABOUT THE ARTIST

Marc Blackie is a English photographer and filmmaker, whose often controversial work has been described as "Bergmanesque Erotica" & “Jarringly combining eroticism with the uncomfortable and sinister” by the New York Magazine and, less eloquently perhaps, as "if created by David Lynch with a Hard-on”.

His photographs and films convey an ever-so-slightly queasy interpretation of the erotic imagination, via a variety of sexual scenarios and surrealistically charged visions, displaying no small degree of cynicism towards their subject matter and imbued with a laconic wit.

After following a successful career as a photographer, exhibiting Worldwide, including Paris, Rome, London, New York and more, Blackie turned his attention to the medium of cinema and has to date produced over twenty films.

His last project "Fucking Doesn't Help" premiered at Vienna’s Atelier Theatre and went on to win the "Best Experimental Film" award at the 2017 Hong Kong Third Culture film festival and Nick Knight’s ShowStudio has recently featured his two film collaborations with Tessa Kuragi, “Adoration” and “Sometimes, My Body Betrays Me”.

Blackie's work is unashamedly unrestrained.

Comparisons are as likely to be drawn from Buñuel's "Un Chien Andalou" as from tropes to be found in contemporary pornography or an unnerving dream one can't quite shake. This has lead to film screenings being halted by the British Council and an occasional hostile reception to his work from audiences, but Blackie’s work continues to push boundaries and challenge preconceived notions of desire, lust and the ridiculousness of the human libido.

He still continues to pursue an interest in photography, though the short films are now his greatest passion.

He has also produced a number of music videos whilst pursuing a vocation as a Cinematographer and Writer and currently lives in London, with a variety of emotional issues as they take up less room than cats.

BIOGRAPHY HIGHLIGHTS

December 2017 - Berlin, Lick & Listen / Urban Spree
June 2017 - Berlin, Pornceptual does : //about blank #1
June 2017 - München, Nachtschatten Film Festival
April 2017 - Hong Kong, Third Culture Film Festival
March 2017 - London, Berlin, Lick & Listen
March 2017 - Switzerland, La Fête du Slip
February 2017 - London, Xanadu Society
November 2016 - Ecuador, Muestra Marran Film Festival
November 2016 - Los Angeles, Underground Film Showcase
November 2016 - Berlin, Pornceptual Film Festival
November 2016 - Vienna, Film Premiere
November 2016 - Mexico, Post Mortem - Award Winner "Best Bizarre Short"
October 2016 - New York, BrokenKnuckle Film Festival
September 2016 - London, Modern Panic VII
June 2016 - Munich, Nachtschatten Film Festival
May 2016 - Canada, Shock Stock festival
April 2016 - Rome, Piece Off Exhibition
April 2016 - New York, Bad Film Fest
March 2016 - Hong Kong ArtHouse Film Festival
March 2016 - Barcelona Erotic & Bizarre Art Film Festival
February 2016 - USA, Diamond in the Rough - Award Winner "Best Cinematography"
December 2015 - Behind our Eyes Film Festival, Australlia
August 2015 - Sexhibition, Manchester, UK
August 2015 - Dark Rooms, Cornwall, UK
June 2015 - Berlin Film Festival, Germany
April 2015 - Film Festival, Mexico City
January 2015 - Film Screening/Exhibition, London
September 22nd 2014 – Film Screening, Quebec Film Festival
September 7th 2014 – Film Screening, Cinema Cysts, London
August 19th 2014 – Film Screening, Art Experimenta, London
June 22 2014: München, Germany Film Festival
March 21-23 2014: Copenhagen, Denmark, Husets Biograf
February 2014 – Exhibition, Mondo Bizzarro Gallery, Rome
Germany November 2013: Fetisch Film Festival
Germany October 2013: Berlin Film Festival
Paris September 2013: Nue Gallery, Paris
London: Exhibition,UK: 2012 – Resistance Gallery
Seattle, Exhibition, USA: 2012
Thailand:Exhibition, 2012
London: UK: 2011 -Exhibition, Modern Panic
London: UK: 2011 – Exhibition, Resistance Gallery
London : UK: 2010 – Exhibition, Bridge Collective
Seattle : USA : 2009 – Exhibition, Seattle Erotic Art Fair
Detroit : USA : 2009 – Exhibition, The Dirty Show
Brighton : UK : 2008 – Exhibition, Impure Gallery
London : UK : 2008 – Exhibition, The Jago/Erotic Awards
Beijing : China: 2006 – Exhibition, Field of Vision
Bournemoth : UK : 2006 Exhibition, Consential Kink
Toronto : canada : 2006 – Exhibition, RanDom