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.
"A black horse in Iceland’s lava desert, a fishing boat on the sea off Bahia, travelers at a railroad station in Berlin, pattering rain, glaring light, steam: the video and sound artist Marcellvs L.’s experimental works from his continuing series VideoRhizome are encounters with the world, points of intersection filtered from chaosmotic reality. The sense of time is decelerated through the subtle use of sound and long takes, and natural phenomena become the sources of invention. The wondrous unfolds in elaborate changes of apparently familiar situations and deploys a sublime audiovisual poetry of creation beyond the society of the spectacle." Synne Genzmer
Dates: 17 February - 31 March 2010 Opening: 16 February, 2010 at 19h