MARIE VOIGNIER ON TINSELWOOD

Thursday, April 25, 2019, 7:00pm—8:30pm

LAXART

In conversation with Hamza Walker, Marie Voignier will address Tinselwood as a starting point for a discussion about her artistic practice. In Tinselwood, as with her other documentaries, director Marie Voignier (b. 1974 in Ris-Orangis, France) explores her middle class background and the baggage of inherited colonialism. Set in Cameroon, the film is grounded in formalism as Voignier: “wanted to bring out the botanical aspects in great detail." Voignier took care to balance these aesthetic concerns with the subject matter of the film—the exploitation of a country and its resources by Europeans and more recently Asians–immersing viewers into a tropical forest in Cameroon where sorcerers perform votive rituals, lumberjacks work with chainsaws and trucks, and a mysterious enshrouded graveyard awaits.

Support for this exhibition is provided by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Additional support is provided by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the US and this program is part of their artistic series, Ceci n'est pas…

This event is free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary.