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Marie Voignier Presents "Tinselwood"

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LAXART will be presenting Tinselwood from March 30 through May 18, 2019. This screening will be in French and feature English subtitles.

Tinselwood features an 82-minute-long screening directed by French film editor Marie Voignier. For this film, Voignier employed everything from re-enactments and interviews to sensuous photography. 

Through that process, Voignier immerses viewers into a tropical forest in Cameroon where sorcerers perform votive rituals, lumberjacks work with chainsaws and trucks, and a mysterious enshrouded graveyard awaits. This tension filled region is also where both German and French colonial powers once fought over control. 

Voignier was born in Ris-Orangis, France, but now resides in Paris and is a former student at École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Lyon, Technische Universität Berlin, Humboldt Universität Berlin, and Université de Technologie de Compiègne.

Specifically, she has studied Engineering, Physics and Gender Studies. After having explored Fine Arts at the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in Lyon, and she has been working there as a professor since 2011.

This exhibition is supported by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and is part of their artistic series, Ceci n’est pas… An opening recription for Tinselwood will take place on March 30 from 5-7 pm. Also, there will be an artist talk on April 25 at 7pm with Marie Voignier. Don't miss the opportunity to see this exhibit!