Marcel Odenbach in conversation with Vanessa Joan Müller
Marcel Odenbach is considered one of the most significant German video artists, though he has also produced a large number of works on paper in addition to his prolific video oeuvre. In their intense investigation of the issues involved in coming to terms with the past, Oldenbach’s works reflect how the legacy of National Socialism reaches into the present, while at the same time attempting to expand a specifically German line of inquiry into a universal perspective. Odenbach observes different cultures and political configurations and lets them influence his work. Reflections on the familiar and the foreign, on his own life story and that of others, are also important motifs in his work, which pursues its line of argumentation in an equally aesthetic and political manner.
Talk in German