Cinthia Marcelle


7’11’’ | 2012


Cinthia Marcelle was born 1974 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. She graduated in fine arts from the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (1997-1999). Her work has been commissioned for significant group exhibitions including the Biennal de la Habana (2006), Biennale Lyon (2007), Panorama da Arte Brasileira, São Paulo and Madrid (2007 - 2008), Bienal de São Paulo (2010), No Lone Zone, Tate Modern (2012), Triennial of New Museum (2012), Sala de Arte Publico Siqueiros, Mexico (2012), Dundee Contemporary Art, Scotland (2012), Bienal do Mercosul (2013), Istambul Biennial (2013), Sharjah Biennial (2013),  Secession, Vienna (2014). She was awarded the International Prize for Performance, Trento, Italy (2006), Annual TrAIN Artist in Residency award at Gasworks, London (2009) and The Future Generation Art Prize, Kiev (2010).

Representing the constant flow of vehicles on a two-way urban street, the video Automóvel (Automobile) focuses on the pace of life on any normal working day. Yet when the owners of those cars become slaves to their vehicles, what you get is a scene reminiscent of Sisyphus. Condemned to pushing their vehicles ever forward, the drivers are slowly enveloped by the night.
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