Evolutionary Jerks and Gradualist Creeps

Duncan Marquiss | 38 min | UK | 2016

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

SYNOPSIS
Two evolutionary biologists, Niles Eldredge and Armand Marie Leroi, consider the analogies and differences between the cultural and the biological realms, comparing the history of life within the fossil record with the evolution of pop music. Marquiss draws on Eldredge’s pattern of evolution (Punctuated Equilibria) as a cue for image-making processes and editing structures to transpose scientific enquiry into cultural production.

SCREENING SCHEDULE
Reimagining Biology
7:00 PM | Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Rockefeller University
Carsen Family Auditorium
1230 York Ave, New York, 10065

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Artist | Duncan Marquiss

Image courtesy of Duncan Maquiess and LUX, London.

DIRECTOR’S BIO
Born in 1979 in Dumfries, Scotland, Duncan Marquiss lives and works in London. Duncan Marquiss works predominantly with drawing and film. His early work featured ambiguous drawings of found images, and videos of deserted landscapes accompanied by minimal music. Many of Marquiss’s recent works are formal experiments, including abstract drawings based on rubbings of studio detritus, and flicker films that play with visual perception.