Lauren Marsden
5 Types in 3 Parts
December 12, 2014 - January 16, 2015
Exhibition Text Documentation

5 Types in 3 Parts
Directed by Lauren Marsden
Date: December 12, 2014 – January 16, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday December 12, 7-10pm
Artist Talk: Sunday December 14, 2pm

Featuring collaborations with:
Jaz Halloran, Designer/Typographer
Lily Prillinger, SFPD Police Officer & Composite Artist

With appearances by:
Phillip Caires, Thomas Cokenias, Jason Do, Nathan Emley, Duncan Heath, Damian Lanahan-Kalish, William Lushbough, Joseph Paul, Matthew Quirk, and Bryan Thompson


Janine Katzman was her name. She got me started. 
She told me, ‘I don’t care if you’re dating Marianne Ellis, the captain of the cheerleading team. I want you.’ She introduced me to a world where wants and needs can be met; where you can have what you want, if you can just get past that Judeo-Christian stigma of singular, solitary, proprietary, relational contract around boyfriend/girlfriend. It’s a value, whose exploration I’ve carried through life and so…you can call them trysts. You can call them that beautiful, elegant wrist bone of the mid-Western Swedish girl at the hotel. Please don’t forget the big heavy rock glass with gin. She’s there for a reason. It’s not the gin. I have a glass too and that’s not why I’m there. 
-Duncan Heath in The Audition Tapes, 2014

The Seasonal Bachelor
The Frisky Entrepreneur
The Sociopathic Gentleman
The Affectionate Drug Dealer
The Son of a Dead Rock Star

These five, vaguely familiar, fictional men come to life through the meandering interpretations of ten local actors, a typographer, and a San Francisco Police Department composite artist. Using methods of structured improvisation, each elusive character is conjured repeatedly through casting calls, audition tapes, police interviews, and typefaces, leaving us with the traces of a cast that never was.