Mary Stark is an award winning experimental filmmaker and independent researcher who shows her work internationally.
In 2022, she was a finalist in the Arts Foundation Awards for expanded and experimental animation. In 2017 she was a recipient of an inaugural Oram Award, created to recognise women innovating in sound and music. She is co-director of Analogue Farm.
Mary's work is in recent publications including Studies in Costume & Performance Volume 7 Number 1 (2022), Cinema Expanded: Avant_Garde Film in the Age of Intermedia (2020) and The Crafty Animator (2019).
She gained a practice based PhD from Manchester School of Art Research Centre in 2020 for a project titled 'Film as Fabric: Connecting Textile Practice and Experimental Filmmaking through Expanded Cinema Performance'. A website published in 2020 compiles documentation of the expanded cinema performance Film as Fabric and shows its development from 2013-2017, as well as field research and studio practice https://marystark.wixsite.com/filmasfabric
In 2016 Mary participated in the Independent Imaging Retreat aka Film Farm in Ontario and in 2014 she was artist in residence at the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto. Shows include Contact Festival of New Experimental Film and Video, a specially commissioned camera-less 35mm film in response to the Delia Derbyshire Archive, Mono No Aware exhibition of Expanded Cinema in New York, an artist residency at La Escocesa Studios in Barcelona and a performance in a makeshift darkroom in Sauðárkrókur, Iceland.