Klavierwellen at Instituto Tomie Ohtake (12/13/2011)
Exhibition: Os Dez Primeiros Anos
"The piano waves we hear are literally just that: while on a residency, the artist upturned a piano on a boat traveling around the canals, on which two contact microphones were attached to the soundboard and two micro omnidirectional placed between the soundboard and strings. The movement of the boat through water creates a kind of roving ambient experience of place but with no identifiable coordinates to define the locale. We are once again adrift." (David Bussel)
Dates: 13 December 2011 - 26 February 2012 Opening: 12 December 2011
Opening Hours: Tuesday - Sunday 11- 20h
Venue: Intituto Tomie Ohtake, Av Faria Lima 201 Pinheiros, São Paulo, Brazil
Marcellvs L. | 52°30'50.13" N 13°22'42.05" E (05/11/2008)
May 3–June 7, 2008 Opening: May 2, 6–9 pm Gallery Weekend: May 3–4, 2008, 10 am – 7 pm carlier | gebauer
The title of Marcellvs L.’s video installation consists of the geographical coordinates of the place where the images emerged. Five parallel screens show five views of corridors that are intersected by passageways. The cameras point in the same direction, but from five different fixed positions, show the corridors’ own axial symmetry. The views are disrupted at random intervals by people crossing and wandering through the corridors, shifting in scale because of the different camera’s positions. This activity does not follow any recognizable rhythm or pattern. The view of the place becomes an irritating abstraction, as suggested by the work’s title. The geographical data are just as precise as they are abstract, while the symmetry of the place restricts human movement to two dimensions: the people cross the camera’s field horizontally or they move about in the depths of the space. The formal consistency of the presentation is further broken on two temporal levels: the videos were recorded over a six months period, yet at different intervals. Furthermore, the different lengths of each video, from 8 to 40 min, result in overlapping within their duration.
In his work, Marcellvs L. creates a place that appears to exist solely in the present, but which cannot be situated in reality.
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