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 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 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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Marcellvs L. | Infinitesimal (03/11/2010)
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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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Marcellvs L. at carlier | gebauer  (04/26/2012)

9493 & 0720

On the occasion of Gallery Weekend Berlin 2012, carlier | gebauer is pleased to present Marcellvs L.‘s most recent works continuing his ongoing project VideoRhizome which started in 2002. Click here for more information.

Dates:
27 April - 26 May 2012
Opening: 26 April 2012

Opening Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday 10 - 18h

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

Image / still from:
0720 (2012)
HD transferred to Hard Drive
09 min 42 sec


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Marcellvs L. at n.b.K. | Kunst und Philosophie  (06/24/2011)

Apparently, there is a friendship between art and philosophy. As with every friendship, articulating a certain difference is part of it. Art and philosophy are not the same. But the difference already passes through the concept of art and philosophy itself. Perhaps art and philosophy are connected by the fact that art generates a singular concept of art, and philosophy its own conception of philosophy. The exhibition invites artists to define for themselves a relation to philosophy: from the perspective and with the means of artistic articulation.

Artists: João Maria Gusmão & Pedro Paiva, Swantje Hielscher, Thomas Hirschhorn, Bethan Huws, Kitty Kraus, Marcellvs L., Christian Schwarzwald, Richard Wright, Haegue Yang

Philosophers: Mehdi Belhaj Kacem, Ray Brassier, Simon Critchley, François Jullien, Catherine Malabou, Boyan Manchev, Achille Mbembe, Chantal Mouffe, Nina Power, et al.

Curator: Marcus Steinweg

Dates:
03 September - 30 October 2011
Opening 02 September at 19h

Opening Hours:
Tuesday to Sunday 12 - 18h

Venue:
n.b.k. - Neuer Berliner Kunstverein
Chausseestrasse 128 / 129 

10115 Berlin

Germany
www.nbk.org/


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Catalogue Nam June Paik Award 2006  (06/12/2007)

"Singular Images" - Author: Solange Farkas

The Work of Marcellvs L. is extremely particular, his œuvre possesses the actuality to reproduce itself in a context of intense imagetic profusion. His very experimental production that belongs to the electronic arts’ universe attracts attention through its radical concept and through the intensity with which it associates philosophical concepts and the electronic image.

His work places itself in a zone of undiscernibility, which turns it inapprehensible by this or that audiovisual genre. It operates between documentary and experimental video, between the objective and the subjective and “between” these genres; it creates its own discursive universe, provoking extraordinary thoughts.

His videos relate themselves almost always to events and people that find themselves distant from the cameras and that do not know of their presence. Almost without recourse to editing, they show long sequences in black and white of anonymous people and their quotidian and that are subtly revealed through the operation of the digital zoon, a recurrent practice in the œuvre of the artist. However, instead of revealing reality, they end up turning it into an invention, a mirage.

The fixed camera offers a banal image, homemade, precarious: A man walks slowly, faraway. He comes closer whilst the camera follows him through a zoom out almost unperceivable. A flooding forms a river that crosses the street where he walks. The zoom turns the scene into a shaky, impressionist scene.
Naturally, without any hesitation the man starts to cross the river, slowly sinking, until it covers almost all of his body. He comes out of the water and continues to walk through the street and passes by the camera, without acknowledging its presence. The award winning video, man road river, ends when the man exits the scene, without credit, without subtitles.

The duration in his works is fundamental, as it amplifies the possibilities for image perception, tensioning even more the relations between the real and time, as observed byCezar Migliorin in his article in “Contratempo – Revista de Cinema”: “Different from the frequent chronological subversions that modern cinema brought to narratives, searching a chronic and not linear time, what happens here is that the linearity of the long shot comes into explicit conflict with the time organized into sequences of ellipses”.

To produce his videos, Marcellvs acts doubly as a patient and astute catcher of imagetic moments and as a meticulous interventionist by using all of the technological means possible to enhance the singularity of these moments. The contingency of the capture of the events is fundamental in the production of his videos. Revealing aesthetic events of great potency thanks to the alert gaze mediated by the camera and to the sophisticated sound treatment are a result of his musical training and partnership with the musical collective pexbaA.


Nam June Paik Award 2006 | Video Documentation  (02/08/2007)

International Media Art Award of the Arts Foundation North Rhine Westphalia

Exhibition in the Museum of Applied Arts, Cologne, Germany


Artists:

Abu Ali*Toni Serra
Allora & Calzadilla
Ceal Floyer
Marcellvs L.
Matthew Buckingham
ressentiment
Róbert Langh
Stephen Vitiello


Video Documentation by Veit Landwehr and Tom May
untitle:rope | installation's view  (05/05/2007)

Installed at the Nam June Paik Award 2006, Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Köln, Germany

video documentation by carlier | gebauer


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