Marcellvs L. & Marcus Steinweg at Tanzquartier Wien | 02 Nov 2012 18h (10/11/2012)
Marcus Steinweg (D) Praxis versus Theorie
Perhaps what connects art with philosophy is the fact that it is a thinking that wants to be practice, not just theory. Perhaps philosophy is the complication of this all too simple opposite, practice versus theory. Not only because theory implies action but also because every action – implicitly or explicitly – corresponds to a theory. Resistance against theory has to be double resistance: resistance against a concept of theory without a performative dimension on the one hand; resistance against a concept of practice or performativity that ignores its theoretical implications on the other hand. Art and philosophy are connected in articulating this dual resistance by turning to the inconsistent parts of the constitutive reality (of our »world«) in order to subject the established model of reality to both practical and theoretical destabilisation.
Marcellvs L. (BR) Inkonsistenzen
Art operates on the dividing line between the presence and absence, the consistency and inconsistency of reality. It indicates the space of indecision between 0 and 1 or put philosophically, between nothing and reality. Obviously it is a question of withdrawing trust in the established model of reality. Reality is perhaps nothing more than a theory: a fiction with a truth value. As with any construct, with this it is a question of an architecture floating over the abyss of ontological inconsistency – over chaos, as Deleuze and Guattari put it.
Marcellvs L. at the Berlinische Galerie (06/17/2011)
Over the course of one year, the IBB video lounge will present 12 artists who have drawn attention to themselves with innovative use of the media film and video in recent years. Documentary approaches will appear alongside strategies which reflect on and question the medium itself. Visual aesthetic experiments are also crucial to the works of those artists invited to participate.
Marcellvs L. 09 September -03 October 2011 Opening 08 September at 19h
Opening Hours Wednesday - Monday 10 -18h Closed on Tuesday
00s - The History of a Decade That Has Not Yet Been Named
Conceived of as a history and geography manual in the form of a game, the 2007 Lyon Biennial is inviting sixty-six Players from all over the world. Forty-nine of them (curators, art critics...) are being asked to answer the following question: "Who, in your opinion, in the artist who best represents this decade?". Seventeen other Players - artists - each devising a program, a system or a problematics intended to define the decade in progress.
Player - Curator: Adriano Pedrosa
Guest artisit: Marcellvs L.
Wednesday 19 September 2007 - Sunday 6 January 2008
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 12:00 - 19:00 Late night opening: Fridays: 12:00 - 22:00 Closed Mondays
La Sucrière - Confluent Port Rambaud, quai Rambaud, 69002 Lyon
Villeurbanne Institute of Contemporary Art 11, rue Docteur Dolard, 69100 Villeurbanne
Bullukian Foundation 26 Place Bellecour – 69002 Lyon
Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art
Cité Internationale 81, quai Charles de Gaulle, 69006 Lyon
*Image: Marcellvs L. spree, 2007 one-channel video installation, four-channel sound system 07'06"