‘It must be possible to represent reality as the historical fiction that it is’, wrote Alexander Kluge in 1975. Marie Voignier’s work is con- stantly seeking to explore the intertwinement of imaginary and factual elements in reality itself. For instance, she follows a European cryptologist in his quest for a mythical animal in the middle of Cameroon’s jungle and min- gles with journalists seeking to construct an image of the ‘monster of Amstetten’ without having attended his trial; she explores the staged reality in a ‘tropical holiday resort’ next to an East German village and North Korea’s self-presentation through the lens of a tourist. Her approach problematizes not only the very constitution of reality itself and its complicated mediations, but also the position of the observer, who is always already a part of the mise-en-scène.
Born in 1974, Marie Voignier lives in Paris. Her video work has been shown in various exhibition spaces [such as the Nouveau Musée National (Monaco); Une histoire des années 80 à nos jours, Centre Pompidou (Paris) / Haus der Kunst (Munich); North Korean Perspectives, Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago); and Prix Fondation d’entreprise Ricard 2016 (Paris)], festivals (Berlinale, FID Marseille, DocLisboa) and biennials [57th Venice Biennale (2017), Triennale, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2012), the Rennes (2012) and Berlin Biennials (2010)]. She teaches video art and cinema at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Lyon.
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Ao descer a escada
Há um degrau p’ra me sentar.
Não há outro degrau
Não estou lá em baixo
Nem lá em cima estou.
Estou é na escada
Onde sempre estou.
Ao subir a escada
Não estou em cima, nem em baixo.
Não estou na creche,
Nem mesmo no sopé, acho.
Ideias estranhas começam a girar
Na minha cabeça
Fora do lugar!
09.11.2019 - 02.02.2020
25.01 | 17h00 Talk with Tonio Kröner, Simon
Thompson, Jürgen Bock
All the light that's ours to see
Extended until 6 December 2020
In line with revised recommendations from the authorities, we are postponing the exhibition, which was scheduled to open on 28 March. A new date will be communicated in due course.
In cooperation with Lumiar Cité:
Thu Thiêm: an archaeological
project for future remembrance
08.06. - 08.09.2019
Johann Jacobs Museum
Maumaus / Lumiar Cité
is funded by Ministério da Cultura / Direção-Geral das Artes. With the support of Câmara Municipal de Lisboa and Junta de Freguesia do Lumiar