Lauren Marsden works primarily with performance, video and text to address layers of place and time. With such personas as The Doubtful Bureaucrat and The Freelance Ship Christener, her performances occupy the uncomfortable spaces between past and future, left and right, fact and prophesy while building an unofficial archive of scripts, speeches, costumes, and props. Marsden’s rotating cast of characters consists of anachronistic and spectral figures who are somewhat out of place and become unreliable narrators in their environments. Through humor, awkwardness and subversion she is known for subtly altering forms of public media such as press photographs, news broadcasts and public speeches. Her most recent work is looking at cinematic narratives and film locations.