Sep 23 — Nov 05, 2022

MARCK, born in 1964 in Zurich, is a video and performance artist whose work engages with the exploration of philosophical-anthropological considerations of perception and the construction of social boundaries. This reflection finds expression in his unique art form of “VideoSculpture”.

MARCK’s VideoSculptures transcend mere visual representations; they are multisensorially experienced art objects that simultaneously convey information and emotions. Through their three-dimensional design and artisanal character, they transcend the conventions of traditional video installations. Here, the frame is not merely a frame but an integral part of the artwork. It shapes and transforms with each new image on the display, with every image creating a new object for the viewer.

For MARCK, the art lies not solely in the video itself but in the interplay of matter and light image that deliberately affects the viewer. The relationship between the work and the frame is reconfigured in his VideoSculptures, giving rise to a unique aesthetic experience.

In his works, MARCK explores both externally imposed and self-created barriers that influence our perception of the world and ourselves. He particularly focuses on the question of the boundaries and limitations of the female gender role.

Since 2007, MARCK’s VideoSculptures have been showcased in over 200 exhibitions worldwide and can be found in numerous private and public collections, including esteemed institutions such as the ZKM Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, the Grande Finale Museum in France, the Dosan Artcenter in Korea, and the Artcenter Istanbul in Turkey.

“SPIEGELWELT” invites you to discover and experience the multifaceted reflections on human perception and the construction of social boundaries in MARCK’s captivating VideoSculptures. Immerse yourself in a world where the medium of art becomes a mirror of our own thought patterns.

MARCK, BLACK & WHITE, 2017, LCD panel, iron, loop 00:20:34, 56 × 130 × 2 cm, Edition 5 + AP
MARCK, ARTstudent, 2021, screen, electronics, iron, 54 × 33 × 10 cm, Edition 10
MARCK, Suppentopf, screen, pot, spoon, 12 x 10 cm
MARCK, Life in a square (small), 2022 LCD, wood, plastering, loop 30:00, 52 x 32 x 16 cm, Edition 10
MARCK, black hair, 2018, screen, iron, loop 00:23:00, 54 x 33 x 10 cm, Edition 5 + 1AP
MARCK, SEX SELLS, 2020, screen, electronics, plastic, 25 × 25 cm, Edition 10