Marcellvs L. | 52°30'50.13" N 13°22'42.05" E (05/11/2008)
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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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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