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ABOUT

The Mollusc Dimension is Angelus Squid Marr, an independent,
experimental British-Chinese artist who works in diverse
fields, styles and genres: Animation, Song-writing, Lyrics-
writing, Zines, Live Performance, Music Recording, Teaching,
Illustration & Poetry.

The Mollusc Dimension is a place where subculture gulps
breakfast tea out of a red camping mug with genuine alien-
approved antiquated folk-songs from the nth century (or
earlier). Interruptions, word-play, non-sequiturs, a sense
of fantasy and surreal humour are among the Mollusc
Dimension's favourite ingredients of a song/ story/ image.
Topics of interest range from love and other imaginary
adventures, and routine/habitual/(overlooked?) daily
experiences to fantastical unexpected encounters.

The name Squid (used from around 2007-) artfully conjures up
the image of a human with the soul of a sea creature, who uses
ink as a problem-solving method/answer to the mysterious
challenges of life. The Mollusc Dimension goes beyond the idea
of one entity, instead suggesting there is a whole world of tiny
blob-shaped creatures who live on the peripherals of mainstream
culture, and other rigid conventions.

Having undertaken commissions for private clients as well as
larger organisations, The Mollusc Dimension is now primarily
interested in developing at least a few hundred of the
thousands of little ideas for self-initiated projects erupting
from his cephalopod imagination over the past decade, seeks
collaborations with other artists and opportunities to exhibit/
share the work, and continues to welcome audience
participation during his shows.

Angelus holds an MA in Illustration & Animation (Distinction)
from Kingston University, an LTCL in Piano Performance
(Distinction) and a BA (Hons) in English from York University.

"Imagine you're in a building. Access to art is like having
a window. Through this window, you can see different places,
talk (or sing) with people, invite animals in, climb out if
you need to get out in a hurry, or climb in if you forgot
your key."

See The Mollusc Dimension's CV here.




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