Marcellvs L. & Marcus Steinweg at Tanzquartier Wien | 02 Nov 2012 18h (10/11/2012)
Marcus Steinweg (D) Praxis versus Theorie
Perhaps what connects art with philosophy is the fact that it is a thinking that wants to be practice, not just theory. Perhaps philosophy is the complication of this all too simple opposite, practice versus theory. Not only because theory implies action but also because every action – implicitly or explicitly – corresponds to a theory. Resistance against theory has to be double resistance: resistance against a concept of theory without a performative dimension on the one hand; resistance against a concept of practice or performativity that ignores its theoretical implications on the other hand. Art and philosophy are connected in articulating this dual resistance by turning to the inconsistent parts of the constitutive reality (of our »world«) in order to subject the established model of reality to both practical and theoretical destabilisation.
Marcellvs L. (BR) Inkonsistenzen
Art operates on the dividing line between the presence and absence, the consistency and inconsistency of reality. It indicates the space of indecision between 0 and 1 or put philosophically, between nothing and reality. Obviously it is a question of withdrawing trust in the established model of reality. Reality is perhaps nothing more than a theory: a fiction with a truth value. As with any construct, with this it is a question of an architecture floating over the abyss of ontological inconsistency – over chaos, as Deleuze and Guattari put it.
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