Christine Marie is a creator of installations, performances and experiences.
She seamlessly integrates performers, objects and special effects to elicit connections with concepts, phenomenology and history in emotional and visually stimulating experiences.
Christine Marie strives to break new ground within her form while being intrinsically tied to ancient art forms and the metaphysical exploration of light. She is pioneering the use of large-scale 3D shadows by reinventing the stereoscope and casting up to 4’ shadows into cubic space.
Her work has appeared at the REDCAT, the Geffen Playhouse, Southcoast Repertory, Z Space, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, the Exploratorium, Pop-Up Magazine, Sundance New Frontier and others and has received support from the Jim Henson Foundation, MAP fund, the Zellerbach family foundation, the Paul Dresher Residency, Intersection for the Arts, Cal Arts Center for New Performance and others. Christine Marie received an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in Integrated Media, Puppetry and Theater.
Christine Marie is a TED Fellow. Engaging The Unknown, TED talk.
Marie has taught shadow animation at Pixar and DreamWorks studios.
She studied Wayang Kulit traditional shadow puppetry in Bali and is a former 15-year member of ShadowLight theater, the company has twice won the UNIMA Citation for Excellence award, international puppetry's highest honor.
She lectures and conducts workshops at universities, schools and at juvenile hall.
She has worked with shadows for decades and has a life-long commitment to continuing working with light. She is currently creating a series of light toys.
"I create visual spectacles. I've discovered nearly everyone is surprised and delighted
when they find giant shadows and towering figures of light.
They captivate us and draw us IN.
The experience is both INWARD & AWE INSPIRED
in a way- a hot, pixilated, digital image- too similar to our computers and phones just can't do.
With mystery intact- wonder proceeds.
Tactile illusions are physiologically interactive.
We are the missing piece needed to complete their gestalt.