Mary Stark is an artist, filmmaker and photographer based at Rogue Studios in Manchester. Her practice investigates how the mute materials and tactile processes of fabric and thread translate into noisy feminine presence in experimental film. She is interested in the performative nature of film projection and optical sound, as well as the sculptural potential of the filmstrip independent of the projector. With a background in textiles, filmmaking and photography, her work encompasses sculptural objects, photographic prints, installation and performance. Recent shows include Mono No Aware exhibition of Expanded Cinema VI and VII in New York, a residency at La Escocesa Studios in Barcelona and a commissioned 16mm film performance for Video Jam at Manchester Art Gallery.