• Oeuvre - MARNIE
    Amon nos autes - 2024 - Installation multimedia in situ - Detail
  • Oeuvre - MARNIE
    Amon nos autes - 2024 - Installation multimedia in situ - Detail

Marnie is an artist duo made up of filmmaker Simon David (CH, 1994) and visual artist Patxi Endara (FR, 1993). The two artists have been collaborating together since 2018 and decided to form a duo in April 2021 during the Atelier Alpin artistic residency organized by the Affluents collective in Hérémence (CH). Their first video installation Introduction to Marnie : Bateau Béton was exhibited in 2022 in the artist-run-space Cunst-Link temporarily installed in the Bortier gallery in Brussels. This video installation was also exhibited in the Saint-Nicolas church in Hérémence. For their second multimedia installation, Marnie Vol.II: Amon nos autes, it was important for the artists to exhibit for the first time in the Province of Liège, the site of the floods.

Amon nos autes, 2024

For this multimedia installation, Marnie tackles questions of destruction, reconstruction, unreality, the group and the individual through three serial pieces. The starting point is the July 2021 floods in Belgium. After research and location scouting, the duo focus on the emergence of a matriarchal society in a post-apocalyptic context. The videos are conceived as a journey to the heart of the event. Their brevity contrasts with the scale of the catastrophe, leaving plenty of room for the viewer’s imagination and projection. Marnie’s aim is less to deal with the floods as a disaster than to show the transformation of the people affected. The videos move back and forth between the individual and the group: the personal impact and the possibility of emancipation within the community. In the majority of these videos, it is women who testify or speak out. Their aim is to show the resilience and strength of character that is evident in many female figures.

Credits: Direction, Image, Sound and Editing: Marnie / Standardization: Maxime Gourdon, Albert Couture / Sound Editing and Mixing: Henry Sims / Additional Music: Maxime Le Moing


Pepinster residents: Carine Sluse, Christiane Mathonet-Sluse, Laetitia Wiinand, Betchette 
For developing the project: AJC!, Pierre-Antoine Mathieu, Robin Thomas, Café Central à Verviers, Alain Weykmans, Martine Doyen, Pauline Lavanchy, Camille Lemille, Université de Liège, Maxime Moinet, Mikail Koçak, Anne-Françoise Lesuisse, Christophe Collas, Anja Buecherl, Pauline Salinas, Sophie Delhasse, Felix Pieron, Frederick Wiseman

This installation was produced with the support of  Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles.