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Marcel Türkowsky

Marcel Türkowsky

Marcel Türkowsky


Marcel Türkowsky (b. 1978 in Berlin, Germany) artist, filmmaker, musichoreograph, performer and curator. Founder (with F. Cavalere) of the program Whistle, Minotaure! curating exhibitions, lectures, and listening salons with Sam Ashley, Erik Bünger, Henry Flynt, Catherine Christer Hennix, Invernomuto, etc... "Growing up in the former East Berlin, East Germany, a country with a short history of an existing utopia, Marcel Türkowsky is proposing a poetic semi-auto fiction by way of films Read more on Last.fm
Marcel Türkowsky (b. 1978 in Berlin, Germany) artist, filmmaker, musichoreograph, performer and curator. Founder (with F. Cavalere) of the program Whistle, Minotaure! curating exhibitions, lectures, and listening salons with Sam Ashley, Erik Bünger, Henry Flynt, Catherine Christer Hennix, Invernomuto, etc... "Growing up in the former East Berlin, East Germany, a country with a short history of an existing utopia, Marcel Türkowsky is proposing a poetic semi-auto fiction by way of films, installations, objects, audioprojects and performances since the early ´00. His works are a series of stories with and across the arts reconsidering the world, using metaphysics to map out areas of characters, events, settings, landscapes and objectworlds.

He borrows from history, music, cinema, theater and the carnivalesque to investigate the boundaries of altered states of reality and its perceptual and conceptual experience. Reconsidering the spectator´s relationship and the different states of attention, requestioning methods of choreography, language and anthropology the spectrum of content (through visual, sound and narrative examinations) reflects on the various dimensions of the poetic act and revolt: to reunderstand miraculous elements of utopia that has become impossible to envisage within the historical process." Marcel Türkowsky `s music and sound works, often relate to his installations, stories, scenographies, settings - texts - codes or stage performances and usually present pieces over a long duration of time. Almost soundtracks, the sonic works aim to unfold questions on the musical act and experience as well as the relation to acoustic phenomena. The verticality, the diffusion of sound, its ubiquity, music for everybodies own time interlinking to create musical experience across a wide social field beyond the needs of capitalistic categorization. Not finding a solution rather creating problems: the place were aural perception enters "into the other side" challenging the wide range of perceptive listening, the involvement of space and the imaginary: of how to become a body without an eye and an ear without a body. Together with Elise Florenty they are looking for stories, spells and curses questioning the power of language and its repertoire of poetic and historic-political weapons.

The point of view of the abnormal, the counter-example, the misunderstanding and the «minor» always seems to them the most accurate point of view to adopt in order to express the possibles, the promises and the other positive statements of life. By making stories (oral or written, sometimes filmic, sometimes performed, as during the carnival), men create moments put in brackets of reality in which the participants and thus the facts and the outcomes, of history can reverse themselves, for a short time. If they are not effective, they have the merit to reactivate figures of history, to unfold them. These are these moments of resistances which they want to collect and to crystallize. Marcel Türkowsky ´s collaborations often turn into performances, audio/book projects, installations, curational projects and productive misunderstandings. Since 2007 Marcel Türkowsky ´s works have been presented at div. events and contemporary art spaces (selected): Lieber Künstler, Erzähle Mir! Kunstverein Hildesheim, Insiders CAPC musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux, Void of Memory Platform 2009 Kimusa/Artsonje Seoul, Memory Wheels Centre d´art contemporain la Synagogue de Delme, Extrapool Nijmegen, Blurred Edges Hamburg, Transmediale Berlin, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, The Wire Bridge at Netmage 10 Bologna, Festival Sonorities Montpellier, Phonoramatico Galerie Mario Mazzoli Berlin, Mirror Trance Neuer Saarbrücker Kunstverein, Wooden Veil Kunsthaus Hamburg, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, St.

Johannes-Evangelist Kirche, Feather Throat Grimmuseum Berlin, Celebration Uqubar Berlin, Life Ticket Centre d`art contemporian Chelles, Black Box Styx Projects, Eleventh Letter Brandenburgischer Kunstverein Potsdam, Full Pull Malmö, Mirror Trance Center for Contemporary Art Torun, 22nd International Film Festival FID Marseille, DocLIsboa, Torino Film Festival, Through Somnombular Laws Le Plateau, Paris, A Walking Paradox Kinderhook & Caracas, Berlin, Hors Pistes Festival Centre Pompidou, Paris, ... As a stage performer and founder of many expermental sonic collage groups Marcel Türkowsky has performed internationally with free improvisation, action and psychedelia groups (Snake Figures Arkestra (with Ignaz Schick), Kinn (with Frank Schültge Blumm) Syndicate 8, Wooden Veil, Datashock, etc ... and currently still performs solo and with the performance duo Mirror Trance Theater. Releases on labels: Dekorder, Happy Zloty, Harpokrates Edition, Qubico, Naiv Super, Zarek, etc... Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..

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