Marcellvs L. at the 18th Contemporary Art Festival Videobrasil (09/09/2013)
The 2013 edition of the Contemporary Art Festival celebrates an important moment for the biennial show. The main Brazilian event dedicated to the artistic production from the geopolitical South (Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, Middle East, Eastern Europe, South and Southeast Asia and Oceania) goes thirty. It is the only Brazilian international festival for contemporary art, with exhibitions, public activities, awards. As in previous editions, a major exhibition establishes a dialogue with the Southern circuit: besides the Southern Panoramas competitive show, this year the highlight is the three decades of experimentation and risk assumed by Videobrasil since 1983, brought together in the exhibition 30 Years.
Dates: 06 November 2013 – 02 February 2014 Opening: 05 November 2013
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.
Klavierwellen at Instituto Tomie Ohtake (12/13/2011)
Exhibition: Os Dez Primeiros Anos
"The piano waves we hear are literally just that: while on a residency, the artist upturned a piano on a boat traveling around the canals, on which two contact microphones were attached to the soundboard and two micro omnidirectional placed between the soundboard and strings. The movement of the boat through water creates a kind of roving ambient experience of place but with no identifiable coordinates to define the locale. We are once again adrift." (David Bussel)
Dates: 13 December 2011 - 26 February 2012 Opening: 12 December 2011
Opening Hours: Tuesday - Sunday 11- 20h
Venue: Intituto Tomie Ohtake, Av Faria Lima 201 Pinheiros, São Paulo, Brazil
Marcellvs L. at Bloomberg SPACE - COMMA 34 (03/31/2011)
COMMA is a dynamic new series of commissions enabling artists to experiment and expand their practice in relation to Bloomberg SPACE and its communities. Forty of today’s most outstanding emerging and established international artists will be invited to create new work, installations and architectural interventions in a fast paced succession of exhibitions.
Dates: 07 April - 14 May 2011 Opening 06 April 2011 at 18:30h
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 11 - 18h
Venue: Bloomberg SPACE 50 Finsbury Square London EC2A 1HD +44 20 7330 7959C