Marcellvs L. at the 18th Contemporary Art Festival Videobrasil (09/09/2013)
The 2013 edition of the Contemporary Art Festival celebrates an important moment for the biennial show. The main Brazilian event dedicated to the artistic production from the geopolitical South (Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, Middle East, Eastern Europe, South and Southeast Asia and Oceania) goes thirty. It is the only Brazilian international festival for contemporary art, with exhibitions, public activities, awards. As in previous editions, a major exhibition establishes a dialogue with the Southern circuit: besides the Southern Panoramas competitive show, this year the highlight is the three decades of experimentation and risk assumed by Videobrasil since 1983, brought together in the exhibition 30 Years.
Dates: 06 November 2013 – 02 February 2014 Opening: 05 November 2013
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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