Galeria Luisa Strina is hosting Marcellvs L.’s “Slow Ontology” at its Sao Paulo venue, on view through August 4, 2018.
Marcellvs L., who works both with video and sound, showcases a homonymous installation featuring three video and four audio channels synchronized, as well as a new sound composition and field recordings. The installation plays at every hour and it is recommended to watch it from the beginning.
“Slow Ontology” was recorded on the canals between Birmingham and Manchester in England. “During the English Industrial Revolution, the canals played a key role in the emergence of modern capitalism. Nowadays canals work basically as a recreational space. In this complex environment, the work insists on an ontological instability of this reality not from a socio-political perspective, but from the point of view of a slow ontology,” the gallery writes.
“Being and nothingness, presence and absence are fundamental categories of ontology. The philosophy of the twentieth-century philosophy, taking its cue from Nietzsche, articulated itself as a philosophical critique of metaphysics by calling ontology into question. Derrida’s deconstruction of logo-centric metaphysics is a deconstruction of the ontology of substance and subject correlative to it. Presence is always also absence,” says art philosopher Marcus Steinweg. “With the overthrow of metaphysics and ontology — which ran from Greece to modernity — the category of disappearance becomes central,” he adds.
The gallery further reveals that “the title is so called because the work tries to pin down an infinitesimal oscillation of the reality between stability and instability, observing it as close as possible. It is also called Ontology, because the work deals with the statute of the nature of things — something that changes throughout its duration and that which endures through change.”
Marcellvs L. (b. 1980, Belo Horizonte, Brazil) works in both video and sound, and has exhibited internationally since the mid-2000 including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Leipzig and at the Carlier Gebauer. His work is part of the collections at Centre Georges Pompidou, France; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), U.S.A; Inhotim Institute, Brazil; Situation Kunst (fur Max Imdahl), Bochum, Germany; Museumslandschaft Hessen, Kassel, Germany; and Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Brazil.
The exhibition runs through August 4, 2018 at Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil. Rua Padre João Manuel 755 Cerqueira Cesar, 01411-00, São Paulo SP Brazil.
For details visit: http://www.galerialuisastrina.com.br/
Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the exhibition.
Founder: Louise Blouin
Courtesy: Galeria Luisa Strina