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Cinthia Marcelle
Selected Works

September 14 – December 2, 2012
5:00 PM – 11:00 PM Daily
High Line Channel 14, 14th Street Passage, on the High Line at West 14th Street

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 presents 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.

Photos by Austin Kennedy.

Cinthia Marcelle

Cinthia Marcelle (b. 1974, Brazil) lives and works in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Major solo exhibitions include Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Brazil (2013); Sprovieri Gallery, London (2012); 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 P.S.1, New York (2013); the second New Museum Triennial, New York (2012); Tate Modern, London (2012); the XXIX Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo (2011); the IX Biennale de Lyon, Lyon (2007); Panorama da Arte Brasileira, São Paulo (2007); and the IX Bienal de la Habana, Havana, Cuba (2006).


High Line Art is presented by Friends of the High Line and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. High Line Art is supported by Vital Projects Fund, Inc., and, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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