Indefinable & Unknown Boundaries


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Marcellvs L. is a renowned Berlin-based artist from Brazil who works with audio and video and has exhibited internationally since the mid 2000s. While travelling with his family through the Kennet and Avon Canal he learned how to operate and navigate the boat through the canals and locks. This served as an inspiration for his latest project —The Narrow Boat Project.

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Over the course of a month, Marcellvs will travel canals in Europe on a narrow boat, transforming it into a small studio for the production of audio and video pieces that will be exhibited at CIFO Art Space. Marcellvs is specifically interested in exploring four fundamental concepts that might emerge in his travels. Presence and Absence: To investigate the consistency and inconsistency of dealing with the social and political implications of working on the border. Duration: Because his narrow boat cannot travel faster than four miles per hour, the journey will be extremely slow thereby extending the duration which will allow him to record new forms of perception and visualization. Encounters: Marcellvs believes that a true encounter must be one beyond that which is established and familiar. Consequently, traveling around the canals will engender indefinable and unknown boundaries.


Born Brazil, 1980

Education Masters Degree in Graphic Design from the School of Design, UEMG Belo Horizonte, MG (2003), Bachelor Degree in Social Communication, PUC-MG, Belo Horizonte,MG (2002).

Awards 2014 Grants & Commissions Award from CIFO.

Selected Exhibitions COMMA 34 at the Bloomberg Space (London, 2011), VideoRhizome at Kunsthalle Wien (Vienna, 2010), Infinitesimal at Carlier/Gebauer (Berlin, 2010), Berlinische Galerie (Berlin, 2011), The Living Art Museum (Reykjavik, 2011), PhotoEspana (Madrid, 2008), Museu de Arte da Pampulha (Belo Horizonte, 2007), Galleria Luisa Strina (São Paulo, 2007), 16th Biennale of Sydney (Sydney, 2008), 9th Biennale of Lyon (Lyon, 2007), 27th Biennale of São Paulo (São Paulo, 2006), Singapore Art Museum (Singapore, 2009), Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia (Madrid, 2008), ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art (Karlsruhe, 2008), Museu de Arte Moderna (Sao Paulo, 2007).



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