This publication on Cinthia Marcelle, multimedia artist who specialises in photography, video and installation, brings together a body of work produced in the late nineties up to the present, and that emphasises her constant preoccupation with the dynamics of the collective life and the poetics of accumulation, multiplication and repetition.
Over the past decade, Marcelle has become internationally known for her potent moving-image works and powerful large-scale installations realised in collaboration with individuals from pre-existing groups or communities, including labourers, activist blocs, industrial workers, musicians and museum staff. At the same time, her monumentally-scaled work has always been accompanied by the production of drawings, photographs, small objects and subtle forms of spatial intervention.
Through a combination of collective action and its indirect representation, the work proposes new circuits by disorganising existing systems, and produces subtle associations with class, labour and hierarchy. Through drawing, and the production of more ‘home-made’ films, Marcelle also focuses attention on intimate forms of inter-subjective relation, including memory, collaboration, education, influence and love.
The book includes an essay by the art historian, curator and writer Isobel Whitelegg.