Marcel Börlin

The delusion

Als unentrinnbare Verstrickung drückt die Gnadenlosigkeit von Schmerz, Verzweiflung, Hoffnung und Sehnsucht existenzielle Not aus.

In diesem Werk versuchte der Künstler sich aus den Bahnen vom reinen Expressionismus zu distanzieren und Narratives Figuratives ins Leben zu rufen. Dem Betrachter wird das Verborgene ohne Distanz vor Auge geführt, was fernab jeglicher Interpretation erlebt werden kann, sozusagen als Spiegel vom eigenen und kollektiven Trauma.


Dimensions : 36 cm x 34 cm x 18 cm (Height, Width, Depth)
Weight : 5 kg
Year : 2018
Material : Bronze
Technique : Bronze casting, Casting
Style : figurative, abstract

Marcel Börlin

Marcel Börlin

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The delusion
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Alessandro Pongan, Bronze, Metal
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The methods used to display the objects in the cabinets will reinforce the concepts of singularity, and will reference a variety of means and methods of presentation. This will range from the use of magnifying lenses to direct the focus onto one part of an object (and fragment the overall affect); the placing of disparate objects in the space of the same cabinet (playing on the accidental poetry of such encounters – ‘as beautiful as the chance encounter of an umbrella and a sewing machine on a dissecting table’ ); the use of lights within the cabinets to emphasise the reliquary references; the use of materials such as linen in the interior of the cabinets. The objects will therefore not be displayed in a ‘museum-like manner’, but in contexts that add other readings/narratives. This will also be take place in the individual cabinets, with multiples of objects producing narratives. The total cabinet structure itself is also an artwork, and not solely a means of display. It will be designed and constructed as an artwork, with the enclosed central space producing an area of multiple lights and reflections on the windows of the multiple interior cabinets. The “books of utopias” are an integral part of the project, for, if the objects in the cabinet produce a dream-like series of connections (in the best surrealist sense), then these utopias are the dreams of what might be. All of the elements relate to the wider questing that lies at the heart of the ideal of the University (whether a specific university or in general). The project is therefore site-specific, in that it could take place in any other type of venue. Only a university produces such connections of different knowledge areas, and only this University will produce this network of connections (objects, utopias) from this very specific set of people.
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In my recent work I have produced sculptures and installations, in which I disrupt the regular arrangement of sentences and words. The resulting lack of order is then manipulated in such a way to obtain a new tangible reality. My aim, with these projects, is to explore the unknown realms between language and not-language, between communication and silence. Silence is often seen as the reverse of language, however silence is an integral part of the message, as not only does it divide and link sentences, but it is also to be found inside of them and is, furthermore, inhabited by them as well. To communicate is to put into language (spoken, written, digital, visual, sound), a process which establishes the boundary between static order and incomprehensible chaos. This boundary between order and chaos is constantly in a state of flux and forever being redrawn. Finding relatable meaning in today’s flow of data plays an important role in understanding the world we live in and our place in it. Information overload may cause stress and fragmentation. Silence may often seem the only alternative in this threatening disorder. However this data glut also contains the opportunity for creativity and connection. With the digitalization of the media, our own semiotic production is becoming more and more complex and abundant. Signs are proliferating. There is hardly a space without writing in it or a quiet time to be found. Silence stands in the way of the speeding up of life. Additionally, the built-in silences in speech and writing are being shortened or eliminated by new media technologies. In fact, our knowledge is increasingly experienced, shared, learned, recorded and stored digitally. Our identities are increasingly shaped by faster modes of communication and by the footprints created in the process. When new signs take the place of silence, the relationship between communication and silence becomes more intimate, more microcosmic, and takes on altogether new forms. The figure is retreating from the sensory overload in order to interpret and connect this chaotic information glut. The pause or introspection is paramount not only to understand the contrasting, fragmented flow of information she is continuously subjected to, but more importantly, the ‘thinking pause’ also becomes a constitutive element of thought itself and therefore of creation. The moment of inspiration comes when chaos and its absence come together. The figure’s outer layer, made of parcels of text and images, aims at capturing the complexity of human beings, as well as placing subjectivity in correlation with social and cultural factors. In this project the fragments of knowledge become part of the figure; they seem to flow into each other to form a new whole. This new whole, however, is never static or finished. As an innumerable amount of events and encounters concur to form and shape every individual one could also say that human beings are made of various fragments (memories, images, text and people we meet) and therefore made of parts of others. Accepting the fact that we are made of parts of others, may involve dealing with a subjectivity, which expands beyond the subject itself to include otherness and chaos within.
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ball chair ... the place to meditate ore just sleep a bit material: ply wood pine finish: polished with selfmade organic wax (natur) process: programmed structure, cnc-produced 79 pieces on a 3-axis-mill, assembled and polished by hand
Bergit Hillner, Wood, Natural materials
A work for LAND ART MONGOLIA 2018, 5TH BIENNAL LAM 360°, in the steppe of Khentii Aimag, near Murun Sum village, with exhibit in Ulaan Bator Art National Gallery. (from exhibition catalog): As an artist and architect focused on landscape, Michele Giacobino is concerned about the land, the ways in which humans use it, and in particular the question of which humans decide how the land is to be used. In this work for Land Art Mongolia 2018, the purely visual association between the green rolling grasslands of Mongolia and the game of golf is straightforward. But this artwork is not about golf as a sport, or about the enormous areas of land, and water resources, devoted to golf courses around the world. The title Club refers instead to the ‘club’ of G20 nations (20 of the nations with ‘developed’ or more powerful economies) whose attitudes largely determine the use of natural resources – including the land – around the world. So, in Club, the use of the flags of the twenty nations refers to he globalized culture of the G20. As Giacobino points out, the homogeneity of globalized culture leads people to seek out the unusual, ‘exotic’ or ‘undeveloped’, adjectives often applied to Mongolia. Since there are also artists from almost 20 nations (not G20) in this edition of Land Art Mongolia, come to experience the land and its people, Club can also be understood as a reflection on the artists and Biennial workshop. Flags are an ambiguous device, of course, referring not simply to the marker of the golfer’s ambition, but also to the territorial ambition and claims of nation states to possess the land. Giacobino’s artwork was present in the landscape for only a few days, and the artist was careful to return the soil to the places from which it had been displaced. Many thanks to Lewis Biggs
Michele Giacobino, Metal, Textile more...
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