Marie Voignier

Tinselwood

March 30May 11, 2019

Opening Reception

Saturday, March 30, 2019, 5:00pm—7:00pm

Dir. Marie Voignier. France. 2017, 82 mins. DCP. In French with English subtitles.

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 in Tinselwood. Set in Cameroon, the film is grounded in formalism as Voignier: “wanted to bring out the botanical aspects in great detail. To render all of the different greens required mastery of a specific camera.” Balancing these aesthetic concerns with the subject matter of the film—the exploitation of a country and its resources by Europeans and more recently Asians—makes for a poignant reverie not soon forgotten.

This exhibition is supported by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the US and is part of their artistic series, Ceci n'est pas...