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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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. | 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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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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Marcellvs L. | Infinitesimal (03/11/2010)
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Publication - VideoRhizome vol II (02/19/2010)
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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 Astrup Fearnley Museet  (09/09/2013)

'Imagine Brazil' is the fourth exhibition in the series focusing on a country's art scene. The Brazilian art history is well documented, especially the Brazilian modernism, such as Concrete, Neoconcrete and Tropicália movement, which developed independently but also in deep dialogue with modernist tendencies in Europe and North America. Artists such as Oscar Niemeyer, Lygia Clark, Hélio Oiticica, Lygia Pape and Ernesto Neto, are all part of the international modernist and artistic heritage and are all internationally recognized. In parallel with this great modernist tradition is also an explicit Brazilian conceptual art that was less dogmatic and structuralist than their counterparts in Europe and North America, but more open, more poetic, more politically engaged, as we can see in the works of Cildo Meireles and Vik Muniz.

With 'Imagine Brazil' the curators wants to showcase a diverse picture of what is happening in Brazilian contemporary art. 14 young artists are selected for what they perceive as important representatives of the emerging art scene in Brazil, but also in terms of their international significance. In addition to showcase the young artists the exhibition wishes to put their artistic expression in a historical context. Therefore, each of them was asked to choose an older artist, which they consider important for Brazilian contemporary art, to accompany them in the exhibition.

Dates: 11 October 2013 – 02 March 2014
Opening: 10 October 2013

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Überstürztes Denken #2 | Marcellvs L. performance at Volksbühne, Berlin  (12/12/2011)

Marcellvs L. | 16th Biennale of Sydney  (07/05/2008)

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. at ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnolgie (05/25/2008)
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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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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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