98TALKS + VIDEO

HINTERLAND
Marie Voignier
Friday March 1, 2013, 8pm

Film Screening (subtitled in English) followed by a conversation about the work with Stefanie Baumann

HINTERLAND, 2009, 49min

A few buildings in the middle of nowhere, then the camera delves deep into exotic, luxuriant vegetation. Here we were are in Tropical Islands, a leisure complex near Krausnick, a village 70 kilometres south of Berlin on the site of a former Soviet airbase. In this spot, and moving from one affectation to another, the upheavals of the last century pile up like so much sediment. – Europe’s scars and contradictions, its mental space, its dreams and illusions.
In this Hinterland, indicated in the title (which geographers would define as an area of economic development linked with the activity of a port), Marie Voignier unravels the currents of history

Marie Voignier spent a few years in Berlin after graduating from science’s university, then joined the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Lyon and filmed her first video-films. She directed Le Bruit du Canon (Prix du Court métrage – Cinéma du Réel, Paris, 2007), Hinterland (Prix des médiathèques FID Marseille, 2009) andHearing the shape of a drum (Berlin Biennale 2010). In 2013, her second personnal exhibition takes place in the Parisian Galery Marcelle Alix. Marie Voignier also teaches Art and Video Art to the Ecole nationale supérieure des Beaux arts de Lyon.