MARCELLVS L. - More info at carlier | gebauer or Galeria Luisa Strina or Rumpsti Pumsti (Musik) (03/12/2015)
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MARCELLVS L. - More info at carlier | gebauer or Galeria Luisa Strina or Rumpsti Pumsti (Musik) (03/12/2015)
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Marcellvs L. & Daniel Löwenbrück at NK Berlin (10/31/2014)
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Marcellvs L. at Singularidades/Anotações – Rumos Artes Visuais 1998-2013 (08/27/2014)
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Marcellvs L. & Munan Øvrelid at Skaftfell Summer Exhibition (06/19/2014)
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Marcellvs L. at MAC Lyon - Musée d'Art Contemporain de Lyon (06/19/2014)
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Marcellvs L. Indiferença at Galeria Luisa Strina (09/10/2013)
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Marcellvs L. at the 18th Contemporary Art Festival Videobrasil (09/09/2013)
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Marcellvs L. at Astrup Fearnley Museet (09/09/2013)
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Marcellvs L. | Künstlerhaus Bethanien (05/24/2013)
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Marcellvs L. at carlier | gebauer "Die Wahrscheinlichkeit, dass nichts passiert" (01/18/2013)
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Marcellvs L. at noestudio (10/12/2012)
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Marcellvs L. & Marcus Steinweg at Tanzquartier Wien | 02 Nov 2012 18h (10/11/2012)
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Marcellvs L. | VideoRhizome Seyðisfjörður Aktion at Skálar Sound Art Festival (10/01/2012)
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Marcellvs L. | VideoRhizome Basel Aktion (07/19/2012)
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New Release - MARCELLVS L. - KLAVIERWELLEN LP (TA096) (06/18/2012)
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Marcellvs L. | Summer Exhibitions (06/07/2012)
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Marcellvs L. at MADE IN GERMANY II (05/16/2012)
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Marcellvs L. at carlier | gebauer (04/26/2012)
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Marcellvs L. at NGBK (01/19/2012)
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Überstürztes Denken #2 | Marcellvs L. performance at Volksbühne, Berlin (12/12/2011)
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Marcellvs L. at the 17° Festival Interncional de Arte Contêmporanea - Videobrasil (10/05/2011)
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Marcellvs L. at n.b.K. | Kunst und Philosophie (06/24/2011)
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Marcellvs L. at the Berlinische Galerie (06/17/2011)
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Marcellvs L. at Bloomberg SPACE - COMMA 34 (03/31/2011)
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Marcellvs L. at HangarBicocca (03/09/2011)
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Marcellvs L. at Kunsthalle zu Kiel (01/27/2011)
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Marcellvs L. at The Living Art Museum (01/07/2011)
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Marcellvs L. at Centre Pompidou (11/05/2010)
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Marcellvs L. at Today Art Museum Beijing (08/04/2010)
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Marcellvs L. | 1716 touring (03/24/2010)
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Inconsistencies  (09/11/2013)

ALEXANDER KLUGE: The cosmos is cold.
HEINER MÜLLER: Dreamless.
ALEXANDER KLUGE: Dreamlessly cold.

Marcellvs L.’s work moves on the line separating presence from absence, the consistency of reality from its inconsistency. It indicates the space of undecidability between 0 and 1 or, to put it in philosophical terms, between nothingness and reality. Infinitesimal calculus studies the infinitely small (infinitesimal) intervals in the various fields of mathematics. I think that Marcellvs’s work does the same; but with the means of art. We can distinguish between two registers, the register of finitude (which is constituted reality, the world of real numbers) and the register of infinitude (which describes the unreality of zero or of nothingness). Translated into Lacanian categories, this would be the difference of reality from the real. Everything is decided by the differentiation between these two orders, of which the first marks consistency, the second, inconsistency.

I believe that Marcellvs ultimately insists on the undecidability of the register of consistency from that of inconsistency. Time and again, his films point toward the spectral dividing line that ties these registers together as much as it separates them from each other. Hence the ghostly streak of his work. The ground and the groundlessness of the abyss coincide. Reality and unreality are crossed, and as they cross, they engender a phantomlike interstitial zone that lets our certainties falter. I would accordingly speak of the implicit ontology in Marcellvs’s work. Ontology occupies itself with being and with presence.
It does so—already in Parmenides, for example—by distinguishing the sphere of being from the sphere of nothingness. Being and nothingness, presence and absence are fundamental categories of ontology. Now, twentieth-century philosophy, taking its cue from Nietzsche, articulated itself as a philosophical critique of metaphysics by calling ontology in question. Derrida’s deconstruction of logocentric metaphysics is a deconstruction of the ontology of substance and subject correlative to it. It proceeds by interlocking the category of presence with that of absence. Presence is always also absence. There is presence only as absentic presence. The category of disappearance becomes central. Deleuze, for his part, speaks of becoming. Both Derrida and Deleuze invoke Maurice Blanchot, whose literature (like several important texts and films by Marguerite Duras) opens up a spectral space that is the space of undecidability between being and nothingness. It is the phantomlike zone of a general ontological instability.

Reality proves to be a promise of consistency that is broken. Reality is a fiction, a narrative. It is a sort of fabric full of wholes, continually translucent to its own impermanence. Deleuze called this fabric an immanence level; in Wittgenstein, it is called form of life or language-game. Lacan speaks of the symbolic order. All are floating architectures strung like fragile nets over the abyss of inconsistency, which Deleuze, with Nietzsche, calls the chaos. Marcellvs’s works point into that chaos. They do so with great precision.

Marcus Steinweg


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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

More Info:
http://www.institutotomieohtake.org.br/

Image:
Marcellvs L.
KLAVIERWELLEN (2011)
04 channel sound installation
Variable Duration
Exhibition view: HangarBicocca, 2011


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Marcellvs L. | Infinitesimal  (03/11/2010)

carlier | gebauer is happy to announce Marcellvs L.’s second major exhibition with the gallery. In “Infinitesimal” the Brazilian-born and Berlin-based video and sound artist presents two new works, one of which has been produced specifically for this exhibition. His show at carlier | gebauer will be accompanied by a programme of a video screening, as well as by a lecture by philosopher Marcus Steinweg
(March 20, 3 pm).

Dates:
20 March - 24 April 2010
Opening: 19 March 2010 at 18h

Opening Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday 10 - 18h

Venue:
carlier | gebauer
Markgrafenstraße 67
10969 Berlin, Germany
www.carliergebauer.com

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Installation view by Bernd Borchardt
O (2010)
HDV transferred to hard disk, synchronized five-channel video installation, four-channel sound system
42 min 19 sec


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Flash Art - Issue 254 - May / June 2007  (05/21/2007)

Ouverture – Marcellvs L.
by Rodrigo Moura

For a number of years, Marcellvs L.’s first video works only circulated from hand-to-hand, via DVD copies produced by the artist himself. Since that time and still today, the artist sends these copies by mail to addresses randomly chosen in the telephone book. The method he uses to title these works is likewise a throw of the dice, the same one he employs to select the addresses that will receive the videos – an open and independent strategy that has a lot to say about his economy of means. “VideoRhizomes” is the title the artist gave to this ongoing series initiated in 2002. The imponderability of time and its political implications seem to be the primary motives behind Marcellvs L.’s works as well as their original mode of circulation.

“Independence means urgency”, the artist once said to me. This means that he often shoots his video alone, using a high-definition portable camera. Once on site, as in the best cinéma verité tradition, the artist captures somewhat mysterious scenes in which lonesome characters are experientially confronted with the passage of time in big cities or in the countryside. In other pieces images come from intriguing shots of the landscape. For Marcellvs L., being on site is a significant part of the work, a process that often results in the unexpected, because in seeking one thing he sometimes ends up finding another. In almost all his videos, there is, however, a radical transformation of the real in the way the images are captured. This could be on account of where the camera finds itself in relation to the scenes (either very close or very
far away) or on account of a highly charged pictorial presence. Despite the resources of digital post-production, it is by the way the camera reads the world that his videos create personal and outstanding vision of the real. His moving images are hypnotic mirages directly captured from the world, mediated by radical camera filters: either highly grained or pixilated monochrome renderings that, at times, literally dissolve before the lens.

In one of his first videos 0314 (2002), images of rain falling on a roof are slowly revealed in high-contrast black-and-white (recorded with colour), producing a happenstance graphic quality as the sound becomes violently louder and louder. For his works, post-production of sound is also key, in collaboration with sound artist João Marcelo. In another video, 0667 (2003), a man is depicted slowly walking down a road, while cars continue on in high speed in the lane across from him. It is only just recently that his work has begun to circulate in the art world, notably in the last São Paulo Biennial, where it was prominently presented, or in a solo show in his home town Belo Horizonte’s Museu de Arte da Pampulha, where a compilation of more than 2 hours was screened on a loop, featuring more than 10 videos. In his more recent works, like the video-installation ebbing.flowing (2006), also shown at the São Paulo’s Biennial, a spatial-sensorial aspect is stressed, indicating new and more complex
possibilities for the relation between camera and projection. In this two-channels synchronized video installation, images of a boat on a beach are taken from another boat while the ocean simultaneously ebbs and flows in each of the screens. What interests the artist here is the loss of stable ground and the sublimation of the tripod: suggestively shooting to the sensibility of the moving waves. Finally, as he said, “However minor it may seem, every aesthetic act is both political and ethical.”


Rodrigo Moura is an art critic and curator at Inhotim Centro de Arte Contemporânea in Minas Gerais, Brazil


http://www.flashartonline.com/


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Publication - VideoRhizome vol II (02/19/2010)
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Marcellvs L. at KUNSTHALLE wien (02/12/2010)
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Marcellvs L. at Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel (11/28/2009)
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Marcellvs L. at Inclemencia del Tiempo (11/28/2009)
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Marcellvs L. at After Utopia (10/27/2009)
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Marcellvs L. at the 7th Mercosul Biennial (07/23/2009)
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Marcellvs L. at História do Futuro (04/27/2009)
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Paris - Berlin | Marcellvs L. at Galerie Natalie Seroussi (01/29/2009)
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frieze magazine - Issue 120 - January / February 2009 (01/13/2009)
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untitle:rope | Installation view at Art Berlin Contemporary (10/02/2008)
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52°30’50.13“ N 13°22’42.05“ E | Installation view at Galeria Luisa Strina (10/01/2008)
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Overground | Installation view at Art Unlimited (08/06/2008)
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Overground, 2008 | Frames (08/06/2008)
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Marcellvs L. | 16th Biennale of Sydney (07/05/2008)
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Marcellvs L. | 52°30'50.13" N 13°22'42.05" E (05/11/2008)
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ars viva 07/08 | Kunstverein Hannover (02/27/2008)
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frieze magazine - Issue 112 - January / February 2008 (01/15/2008)
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Marcellvs L.'s spree at Into It | Kunstverein Hildesheim (01/14/2008)
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Marcellvs L. | 30° Panorama da Arte Brasileira (11/08/2007)
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ars viva 07/08 | Museum Morsbroich (10/16/2007)
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9e Biennale de Lyon 2007 (09/14/2007)
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untitle:rope at the 16th International Electronic Art Festival - VideoBrasil (08/30/2007)
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Männerfantasien (08/21/2007)
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Ballads from our Invisibles Parks (07/30/2007)
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Ice Crean - Phaidon Press 2007 p. 232-235 (06/12/2007)
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ars viva 07/08 (04/02/2007)
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18th Impakt Festival 29.03 - 01.04 (03/27/2007)
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Nam June Paik Award 2006 | Video Documentation (02/08/2007)
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marcellvs l. | museu de arte da pampulha (02/07/2007)
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0 4 3 4 (01/18/2007)
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frieze magazine - Issue 104 - January / February 2007 (01/08/2007)
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Wer mich lenkt ist das Meer (01/08/2007)
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27ª Bienal de São Paulo (12/04/2006)
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44th New York Film Festival (12/04/2006)
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