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. - 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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Inconsistencies (09/11/2013)
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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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Klavierwellen at Instituto Tomie Ohtake (12/13/2011)
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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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52°30’50.13“ N 13°22’42.05“ E | Installation view at Galeria Luisa Strina  (10/01/2008)

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.

For further information and photographs please contact Philipp Selzer at ps@carliergebauer.com or at +49 30 2400 863 0.


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ars viva 07/08  (04/02/2007)

We are pleased to inform that the Cultural Committee of BDI has awarded the ars viva price 07/08 to Marcellvs L., Nico Dockx, Florian Hecker and Astrid Nippoldt. The official award ceremony will take place in the context of the annual meeting of the Cultural Committee from October 05 -07, 2007 in Leverkusen (Germany). There the first ars viva exhibition at Museum Schloss Morbroich will be opened on Sunday, October 07, 2007 at 11:30 a.m.


The dates for the subsequent ars viva exhibition are:


Kunstverein Hannover, February 16, 2008 - April 06, 2008
Opening: Friday, February 15, 2008, 08:00 p.m.


Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, May 24 - August 15, 2008
Opening: Friday, May 23, 06:00 p.m.


More information coming soon.


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27ª Bienal de São Paulo  (12/04/2006)

Interview for the Bienal's Catalogue with Marcellvs L. by Rodrigo Moura.

Rodrigo Moura: You have been shooting film at the beach, on the water, and in other scenarios that you find interesting, such as the city. How do you relate to the locations at which you shoot?

there may be a quest for an encounter. for a horse. for history. for a misgiving. or for a picture. yet each moment gives forth an accident for perception. a mystery, therefore. a place where everything is ajumble. where everything slips. and produces new meanings. the world is transformed tirelessly and inexhaustibly. i can assert new realms of value every moment. they’ll produce meaning on their own. imponderably. regardless of the work statement and the way in which it is carried out. it was windy. in a nearby town i had spotted a chimney belching white smoke. i could no longer find it. coming back i turned onto a street. it was flooded. i came to a halt, observing/taking part in that flowing time. i switched on the camera, creating vibrational spaces. a man waded the flooded street, the camera batteries were fully charged, so i shot a footage. of history. in the present. in the indicative mood, from singular person of the subject to plural verb: i are.

RM: One significant aspect of your work is that it follows apparently strict prescriptions, such as the fixed camera and unedited, single shot sequences per video. On the other hand, you resort to recording effects and manipulate the audio–together with a member
of the band pexbaA–, though still using direct recording for background.

i deafly spot a man fishing. immediate associations come up. as aloof as stars in the sky, we follow our path. we might consider a suppression of the high-pitched and medium sound frequencies. letting the audio come in through the floor. rocking with its vibration. this may arise from the encounter of tide and sand and/or from a specific technical notion. here the camera is not dissociated from computer. i am interested in the physical strength of these combinations. a timing policy that ignores minutes. the tripod that is overwhelmed by subjectivity and loses its footing. all this produces meaning in the course of production. on a bias. mixed. juxtaposed. interrupted. i build a rigid picture. objective. leaning against a boat stuck on the sand. i wait for the rising tide, then gradually surrender all objectivity to the ocean. each method is a different instrument. it’s great not have a regular way of living.

RM: You produce your videos practically alone. You record, edit, copy, and distribute them. What does independence mean to you?

urgency. the ability to admire the beauty of fire. yet coming out scorched. producing with the tools we have is always a possibility. do it yourself. the issue is not to free ourselves from something. but discovering what this freedom is for. every aesthetic act is political and ethical. no matter how small, spontaneous acts assert truths that are more revealing and bombastic than any established system.


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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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Marcellvs L. | Infinitesimal (03/11/2010)
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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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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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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. | 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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Ice Crean - Phaidon Press 2007 p. 232-235 (06/12/2007)
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Flash Art - Issue 254 - May / June 2007 (05/21/2007)
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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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44th New York Film Festival (12/04/2006)
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