Carlier | Gebauer

Marcellvs L.

02 May - 07 Jun 2008

Marcellvs L.
52°30’50.13“ N 13°22’42.05“ E, 2007
variable (loop)
Edition of 5 + 2 a.p.
Exhibition view at carlier | gebauer 2008
Marcellvs L.
52°30'50.13" N 13°22'42.05" E

May 3–June 7, 2008
Opening: May 2, 6–9 pm
Gallery Weekend: May 3–4, 2008, 10 am – 7 pm

Along with Erik Schmidt’s solo exhibition and the first presentation of work by our new gallery artist, Tomasz Kowalski, Marcellvs L.’s most recent video installation is a special highlight that we will be showing in the video room to celebrate the Gallery Weekend and the opening of our new space on Markgrafenstrasse. At this new location the gallery programme will continue to focus on video and film installations, which will become firmly anchored in the gallery’s activities with the creation of a cinematheque.

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 and, from their fixed position, show the corridors’ axial symmetry. The views are disrupted at random intervals by people crossing and wandering through the corridors. 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.

In his work, Marcellvs L. creates a place that appears to exist solely in the present, but which cannot be situated in reality.

Marcellvs L. is the recipient of the 2008 Ars Viva Award. His work can be seen this year at Art Unlimited in Basel, the 16th Sydney Biennale and the exhibition “Vertrautes Terrain – Aktuelle Kunst in/über Deutschland”, which will be held at ZKM, the Centre for Art and Media in Karlsruhe.

For further information and photographs please contact Philipp Selzer at ps[at] or at +49 30 2400 863 0.

Tags: Tomasz Kowalski, Marcellvs L., Erik Schmidt