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Marie Reinert

Born 1971 in Paris (France),
lives and works in Berlin (Germany)

Marie Reinert borrows tools and protocols from sociological and anthropological surveys in order to deliver, in various forms, an acoustic portrait of the contemporary business world. She conducted explorations at companies in the Lyon area and the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region using empirical methods. These protocols involved workers extracting sounds from their direct environment — the sounds that make up their everyday experience, sounds they are subjected to or produce, both voluntarily or involuntarily. The artist creates an acoustic portrait of this economic and productive landscape that resonates forcefully in the Fagor factory, a deserted theatre of the working-class condition. This work, which cuts to the heart of Marie Reinert’s artistic approach, testifies to the fragility of societies whose equilibrium relies on productivity, and sensitively analyses the labour-human relationship.

With the support of Algoé Consultants

Marie Reinert, César a fermé la paupière, 2019. Courtesy de l’artiste, de la Biennale de Lyon 2019 [of the artist, the 2019 Lyon Biennale]. © Blaise Adilon