Mark Dean made their first looped video appropriation work in the 1970’s while studying photography and painting; in the 1980’s they began working with musical loops in bands and as a DJ; they eventually combined these practices in the methodology for which they became recognised as a video and sound artist. From the 1990’s onwards they regularly exhibited nationally and internationally, and their work is represented in museum collections in the UK and abroad. Dean was ordained in the Church of England in 2010, and since this time has tried to understand and live out a vocation as artist and priest; recent projects have explored the performative potential of video and sound work, particularly in liturgical and choreographic contexts.

Painted prayer above by Carolina Escobar Diaz, using a photograph by Daniel Silva. Translation:
God | Grant me | Wisdom | Love | Peace | Serenity | Courage | Difference | Amen
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