Marcellvs L. Born in 1980 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil | Lives and works in Berlin


Marcellvs L.

Marcellvs L.

Marcellvs L.’s videos and video installations seek to step beyond the purely visual to an existential, at times physical, experience of the art work. The deceleration of our daily experience of time and the productive interplay of sound and image are indicative of his work.  

Marcellvs L. places time in a perpetual state of “duration” and makes it physically experienceable by reducing the narrative to a minimum and using only one camera perspective. He sharpens our eye for detail with films of everyday things, such as in the workToga(2011), which shows a close-up of a fishing net being reeled in with its vertigo-like effect being enhanced by the muffled tones of the soundtrack. Along side his large-scale video installations, Marcellvs L. has been developing a series of short videos since 2002 calledVideoRhizomethat are seemingly chance occurrences taken from daily life; everyday pictures that, however, appear alien and mysterious through the perspective and technique used to film them. The title of the series reflects the influence of the philosophers Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, whose thinking shapes Marcellvs L.’s works. Along with chance being factored into the making of the Rhizom works, their distribution is also randomly organized and represents an open-ended work concept that is constantly entering into new associations and alliances.



bis 2003  PUC-MG’s Faculdade de Comunicação e Artes, Belo Horizonte, Brazil


2009 Stipendium Akademie der Künste 2009, Akademie der Künste, Berlin
2008 GASAG Kunstpreis, Berlin
2007 ars viva 07/08 „Sound“
2005 Hauptpreis des 51. Kurzfilmfestivals Oberhausen, Deutschland

Solo exibitions (selection)

2011 12 x 12, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin

COMMA 34, Bloomberg Space, London
0667 0778 3196 1716, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Island
2010 VideoRhizome, Kunsthalle Wien, project space, Wien, Austria
2009 Berlin-Paris, 52°30'50.13" N 13°22'42.05" E, Galerie Natalie Seroussi, Paris, France
2008 GASAG Kunstpreis, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin
52°30'50.13" N 13°22'42.05" E, carlier | gebauer, Berlin
2007 Wer mich lenkt ist das Meer, carlier | gebauer, Berlin
Bolsa Pampulha: Marcellvs L., Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
2005 Temporada de Projetos 2005/2006 Paço das Artes, Paço das Artes, São Paulo, Brazil
2003 VídeoRizoma, Instituto Félix Guattari, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Group exhibitions (selection)

2011 17th International Contemporary Art Festival SESC_Videobrasil, São Paulo, Brazil
Kunst und Philosophie, NBK-Neuer Berliner Kunstverein
Landschaft als Weltsicht, Museum Wiesbaden
Universo Vido. Historias fugaces, LABoral, Gijn, Spain
Sismgrafo, Palcio des Artes, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Terre Vulnerabili - a growing exhibition, Hangar Bicocca, Mailand, Italy
Weltsichten: Landschaft in der Kunst vom 17. bis zum 21. Jahrhundert, Kunsthalle zu Kiel
2010 Video Brasilienne: Un Anti-Portrait, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
A Contemplao do Mundo, Paralela
Liceu de Artes e Ofcios de SãoPaulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Weltsichten: Landschaft in der Kunst seit dem 17. Jahrhundert, Situation Kunst, Bochum
Constructing Views: Experimental Film and Video from Brazil, New Museum, New York, USA
Stadt am Rande, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
Subjektive Projektionen, Bielefelder Kunstverein
Between the silhouette and the background, unosunove arte contemporanea, Rome, Italy