Marcel Odenbach Characteristics
Since the mid 70's, Marcel Odenbach has created tapes, drawings, performances and installations. He has always been committed to voicing his political and social views. Odenbach uses a mix of film that he has shot in addition to excerpts from news reels and classic movies. The films that have sound have very dense soundtracks. The Electronic Arts Intermix website describes his work by saying, "His works engage in a provocative discourse on the construction of self in relation to historical and cultural representation. For Odenbach, identity is defined in the elusive realm of vision - seeing and being seen. Positioning himself, and thus the spectator, in the role of observer, witness, or voyeur, he undertakes a highly charged inquiry into subjectivity within the context of personal and cultural memory, individual and collective history, past and present."
--Stephen Bessette, 2010.