Marcellvs L. at the 17° Festival Interncional de Arte Contêmporanea - Videobrasil (10/05/2011)
Featuring videos, performances, installations, objects, publications, paintings, photographs, among others, the exhibition provides a comprehensive sampling of contemporary production from different regions of the world's geopolitical South—Latin America, Africa, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. From September/October to December, the Southern Panoramas section of the Festival will occupy an area of approximately two thousand square meters at SESC Belenzinho, in the east side of São Paulo.
Dates: 01 October - 11 December 2011 Opening 30 September 2011 at 20h
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 9 - 20h
Venue: SESC Belenzinho Rua Padre Adelino 100, Belém São Paulo/SP 03303-000 Brazil
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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