"A black horse in Iceland’s lava desert, a fishing boat on the sea off Bahia, travelers at a railroad station in Berlin, pattering rain, glaring light, steam: the video and sound artist Marcellvs L.’s experimental works from his continuing series VideoRhizome are encounters with the world, points of intersection filtered from chaosmotic reality. The sense of time is decelerated through the subtle use of sound and long takes, and natural phenomena become the sources of invention. The wondrous unfolds in elaborate changes of apparently familiar situations and deploys a sublime audiovisual poetry of creation beyond the society of the spectacle." Synne Genzmer
Dates: 17 February - 31 March 2010 Opening: 16 February, 2010 at 19h
frieze magazine - Issue 112 - January / February 2008 (01/15/2008)
Looking Back: Retrospectives
In its annual round-up frieze asked critics and curators from around the world to choose what, and who, they felt to be the most significant shows and artists of 2007:
Marcellvs L. is a Brazilian video artist who has recently moved to Berlin. His ‘Rhizome’ series comprise mostly single-sequence shots in which the video camera is held still, at times drifting in and out of the subject: a seemingly ordinary moment, a detail or fragment, of city life. Recently he has been developing more ambitious video installations, which are full of delicate takes and revelations on time, progression and life itself.
by Adriano Pedrosa*
*Curator and art critic ("Artforum", "Flash Art", "Frieze"…), Adriano Pedrosa co-curated the São Paulo Biennial in 2006.