Artist: Marie Schuller
Oyster is one of three films produced by Marie Schuller for SHOWstudio’s Fashion Fetish series.The film, originating from Schuller’s commission for the London Fringe Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, is a candid exploration of personal fantasy. A lesson in fashionable flashing, the piece focuses on the fetish of exhibitionism, capturing a wholly unorthodox journey on the humble London Underground.
Originally from Germany, Marie Schuller settled in England in 2004 where she studied filmmaking at the National Film and Television School and completed her MA in Photography at the University of the Arts London. Specialising in fashion content, her films are marked by the surreal and often abstracted offering cinematic, provocative and unsettling imagery. Since 2010 Schuller has been working for Nick Knight’s SHOWstudio in London as Head of Fashion Film. Her work has been screened internationally at institutions such as the Kunsthalle in Vienna, the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Fashion and Textile Museum, just to name a few. In 2012, Schuller was awarded the ‘Best Director of Fashion’ prize at ASVOFF Barcelona.