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Marina Zurkow is a multidisciplinary artist who works with character, icon, and narrative in several forms: animated works, interactive installations, graphic images, and home/body wear. In 2004, Zurkow completed a 7-channel, multi-linear animated installation, Nicking the Never, which was first presented as a work-in-progress at The Kitchen in New York, May 2004.
Nicking the Never is a video installation with sound and interactive components. It tells a kaleidoscopic story of a young girl stuck in a world of emotional pitfalls. The structure of the piece is inspired by the Tibetan Buddhist Wheel of Existence, whose images luridly and vividly describe the human struggle: need, jealousy, complacence, aggression, desire, and ego. Borrowing this emotional taxonomy, Nicking the Never unfolds in six corresponding short chapters: Guzzle, Bash, Buoy, Smash, Nuzzle, and Dash.
Pussy Weevil is an interactive site-specific animated video installation intended for George W. Bush's Oval Office. The W., sadly, has not responded to telephone calls.