A solo exhibition by French video artist Marcel Dinahet is at Exeter Phoenix Gallery this spring.
Marcel Dinahet’s work is concerned with the littoral – marginal areas where water and land meet.
Over the last 25 years he has made work around, and often within, seas, ports, rivers and sources around the world, documenting both the places and the people who live and work in these boundary zones.
Often employing quite minimal and direct means, his films manage simultaneously to encompass an intimate portrait of the water and make subtle reference to its ever present socio-political importance.
While appearing to be documentary in nature, they exude the quality of note–taking and the personal archive.
In presentation, Dinahet’s work is as concerned with the nature of time, light and sound based medium of video as with its exhibition possibilities.
This solo show will include new works made in and around the river Exe as it passes through Exeter and on to the sea at Exmouth.
The Marcel Dinahet exhibition is at Exeter Phoenix Gallery from May 27 to July 10, 2011. See the Phoenix website for more information.