Marie Voignier

Hearing the shape of a drum, 2010

HDV video, color, sound

17 min

The video work follows the media outburst in the wake of the 2008 uncovering of a spectacular and gruesome criminal case in Amstetten. As hundreds of journalists and technical teams gather in the Austrian town to cover the arrest and court case of the ‘Monster of Amstetten’, the press is faced with a major difficulty: As the proceedings are held behind closed doors, there is an absence of relevant image material. Voignier shows the efforts placed on the fabrication of images and narratives at all costs.

Courtesy Marie Voignier & Marcelle Alix, Paris

Born in 1974 in Ris-Orangis, France, Marie Voignier now lives and works in Paris.

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