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.
carlier | gebauer is happy to announce Marcellvs L.’s
second major exhibition with the gallery. In “Infinitesimal” the
Brazilian-born and Berlin-based video and sound artist presents two new
works, one of which has been produced specifically for this exhibition.
His show at carlier | gebauer will be accompanied by a programme of a
video screening, as well as by a lecture by philosopher Marcus Steinweg (March 20, 3 pm).
March - 24 April 2010 Opening: 19 March 2010 at 18h
The 18th Impakt Festival will be held from the 29th of March through to
the 1st of April 2007 with various locations in the city of Utrecht
staging a wide variety of sound and media arts. Like in previous
editions, the Impakt Festival offers visitors a startling mix of music,
film and video, extraordinary exhibitions, discussions, panel meetings
and presentations of internet art. The artists represented with their
work at the Impakt Festival explore the boundaries of the audiovisual
media while looking for new prospects and applications. In their work,
the represented artists express their critical view on our media
landscape and reflect on our visual culture in a characteristic and
0778 man.road.river, Marcellvs L. (Brazil, 2004, 9:27 min)
In order to produce his images, Marcellvs seems to be in an ambiguous
zone, combining attention, belief, and detachment. The contingency of
capturing these events (or near-events) is fundamental to the
production of the videos. Nevertheless, there is no belief in the
illusion that just looking at the world would be enough for it to
30 March (Friday), 18h, Louis Hartlooper Complex, Cinema 3
31 March (Saturday), 16h, Louis Hartlooper Complex, Cinema 3
Louis Hartlooper Complex Tolsteegbrug 1 Utrecht, The Netherlands tel. 030 2320450