Marc Bauer: Mal-Être/Performance
Mal-Être /Performance is Marc Bauer’s first solo exhibition in the UK. The exhibition explores the motif of people on migrating boats throughout history, from ancient Greece to present day. Marc uses a mixture contemporary media footage and historic imagery to show the slow and cumulative process of drawing and erasing – bringing the past into the present in an investigation of humanity.
The imagery in the accompanying publication is printed in black on a warm-white uncoated stock that closely matches the paper used within the artwork. This wraps a central essay, referencing the placement of people within the wrapped hull of a boat. The text is printed in a strong blue on grey paper to continue the nautical theme, which was carried through to the design of the exhibition space.
Titling and captions are set in ROM by Seb McLauchlan, a sans serif typeface that explores anonymity through neutral letterforms. The body text is set in Spectral, a typeface by Production Type based on a traditional French modern style. As a typeface available on the Google Fonts platform, it is free to digitally cross borders and boundaries online.