Friday, September 14 – Sunday, December 2, 2012
5:00 PM – 11:00 PM daily, on a loop
HIGH LINE CHANNEL 14, 14th Street Passage, on the High Line at West 14th Street
Presented by Friends of the High Line, High Line Art is pleased to announce that five short videos by Brazilian artist Cinthia Marcelle make up the next program to be screened on HIGH LINE CHANNEL 14, a series of outdoor projections of art videos on the High Line at West 14th Street. The five works are Confronto (2005), Fonte 193 (Fountain 193) (2007), 475 Volver (To Come To) (2009), Cruzada (Crusade) (2010), and Leitmotiv (2011), and they will be screened daily on a loop from 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM between Friday, September 14 and Sunday, December 2, 2012. HIGH LINE CHANNEL 14 was inaugurated in August 2012 with One11 and 103, a dreamlike film-and-sound composition by John Cage.
Cinthia Marcelle is known for using video and photography to document her interventions with ordinary day-to-day activities. She often uses film to explore how experiences in public spaces – a traffic light, an isolated dirt road, a construction site – can turn from everyday occurrences into joyful and poetic events. For HIGH LINE CHANNEL 14, Marcelle will present a selection of videos that challenge our notions of conventional behavior by introducing humorous coincidences and connections.
In the 2005 video Confronto, eight people are seen in the middle of a crosswalk manipulating batons lit on fire, preventing traffic from moving. The trilogy of Fonte 193 (Fountain 193) (2007), 475 Volver (To Come To) (2009), and Cruzada (Crusade) (2010) feature a barren landscape with red dirt and repetitive actions by a fire truck, a bulldozer, and a marching band. Her 2011 video Leitmotiv shows water pouring over a dirt-covered floor and broom sticks manipulating the water and dirt to create intricate patterns in the water.
“We are expanding the scope of HIGH LINE CHANNEL by bringing one of Brazil’s most exciting artists to New York,” said Cecilia Alemani, the Donald R. Mullen Jr. Curator & Director of High Line Art. “Cinthia’s short and ingenious videos teach us to treat the city and industrial life as a playground, so it is particularly fitting to see them on the High Line.”
About Cinthia Marcelle
Cinthia Marcelle (b. 1974, Brazil) lives and works in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Major solo exhibitions include Pinchuk Art Center, Kiev, Ukraine (2011); Galeria Vermelho, São Paulo (2011); Camberwell College of Art, London (2009); Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, England (2008); Box 4 Gallery, Rio de Janeiro (2007); Stride Gallery, Calgary (2005); and Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Brazil (2004). Major group exhibitions include the second New Museum Triennial, New York (2012); Tate Level 2 Gallery, London (2012); the XXIX Bienal de São Paulo (2011); the IX Biennale de Lyon (2007); Panorama da Arte Brasileira, São Paulo (2007); and the IX Bienal de la Habana (2006). Marcelle was awarded the Future Generation Prize from the Victor Pinchuck Foundation in 2011, the TrAIN artist in residency award at Gasworks, London, in 2009, and the International Prize for Performance at Trento, Italy, in 2006.