"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
Marcellvs L. | 52°30'50.13" N 13°22'42.05" E (05/11/2008)
May 3–June 7, 2008 Opening: May 2, 6–9 pm Gallery Weekend: May 3–4, 2008, 10 am – 7 pm carlier | gebauer
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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