Marck
(Swiss, b. 1964)

Gegenstrom (New Gold)| 2023| 116×75×22cm|ed.1_10| Mixed media

Live in a square (Blackest black)| 2022| Unique|116×75×22cm|Mixed media

Transport Crates|2019|65.5x105x83.5cm|Ed.10|Mixed-media

Sleepless|2021|120x80x20cm|Unique|LCD screen, mediaplayer, ironframe, wood, light bulb

Split|2021|188x105x5cm| Unique |LCD screen, mediaplayer, ironframe, copper frame with water pump

Hin und her|2021 | 95x56x8cm | Ed. , LCD screen, mediaplayer, ironframe, wood with copper

Gegenstrom|2021 | 65x107x24cm|LCD, panel wood, aluminum

Cosmos|2021 |76x130cm | LCD screen, mediaplayer, ironframe

Black Hair|2018, |54x95cm|ed.3_5|LCD screen, iron

Girl with dove|2018 | 54×95 cm|ed.2/5|LCD screen, iron

Balance|2021 | unique| LCD screen, mediaplayer, ironframe, iron

Waterfall|2018|53x30x14cm|Ed.6|Mixed media

Clockowork|2021 | 116x67x33cm|Transparent screen, mediaplayer, iron frame, iron with cooper, 12 volt motor electronic

Sex Sells(videoloop 00:25:42)|2021|40x40x18cm|Ed.10_10|LCD panel PU

Aluminum TV|2021 | 28x45x30cm | Cast aluminum

Golden Cage|2021 | 37x45x25cm | 10 inches screen, old bird house, color

Human clock |86x43x14 cm|2019|ed.AP/10|mixed media

Transport Crates(Mini)|2021|17x19x25cm|Ed.288|Mixed-media

Marck 馬克

 (Switzerland, b. 1964)


「錄像雕塑是40歲後的搖滾樂」- Marck馬克


Marck currently lives and works in Zürich, Swiss. The artist is internationally recognized for his videosculpture art and his works have been touring worldwide including New York, Miami, Istanbul, Seoul, Basle, London, Munchen , Wien, Bolognia and the Ars Electronica in Linz (Austria). His unique and exquisite technique makes his works highly desirable among collectors. Marck`s sculptures can be seen in the Krupp Collection in the Boston Museum in the USA, in the Grande Finale Museum in France, in the Dosan artcenter in Korea or in the Artcenter Borusan in Istanbul. And the video sculptures sit next to installations by Nam June Paik in the homes of various private collectors.

Marck 2019 ‘academia cultural Internationale cartagine’

2016 ‘Ausbruch’

Marck 2019 Bluerider ART Scale the wall ─ ‘Marck Transport Crate’

Marck Outdoor Works

Marck’s dissatisfaction with the conventional representation of film on monitor lead him to renovate the concept. He detracts the static aspect from the sculptural body and sets real boundary for his video. His works are more than a simple combination of videos and sculptures. They are a logic consequence of his extensive examination with performances, films and videos, multimedia based projects and sculptural as well as kinetic objects. The female characters in Marck's work are depersonalized. They are a symbol for his observations of our society. "My work has no message," stated by Marck, "they are open for any interpretation whatsoever." He does not mean to provide answers or targeted interpretations on certain topics, instead, he raises questions and leaves for inspiration.

The content of Marck`s video sculptures always move on a screen that began life as a cathode ray monitor or a LCD. The screen cladding is dismantled, newly created or rebuilt. A central part of the process is that the cladding always corresponds to the content and thereby becomes a statement. In the "Woman Case" for instance the monitors have been reconstructed into a box in which a woman is locked. There is nothing unplanned or coincidental in Marck`s video sculptures. He starts out with an idea of the sculpture’s content and then begins the construction. Therefore there is nothing playful about his use of technology, rather the electronics become a means to and end, i.e. the mediator of content.

This is the precisely the same process with the casing, the packaging of the content. In the 1990s Marck constructed video installations for clubs in Zurich. The content of these installations quickly became rigid and uninteresting for him, triggering his search for how to dissolve the boundaries between content and cladding. In the meantime he has torn down the boundaries between content and medium. The medium, the cladding of the sculpture, has itself become the content and the message.

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Selected Exhibitions / Projects

2022 Galerie von Braunberens, Stuttgart, Germany
2022 Bluerider art,Taipe,Taiwan
2021 PYTHON GALLERY Zurich,CH
2021 MARCK’s Rock Box 馬克的木箱搖滾 Shanghai, CN
2021 Gallery Lichtfeld, Basel, Switzerland
2021Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden DE
2021 Museum IGHalle Rapperswiel, Schwitzerland
2021 Bluerider ART,  Shanghai
2021 Gallery Von Braunberens, Stuttgart, DE
2020 Kunsthaus Glarus, Güterschuppen GL CH
2020 Ville des Arts Biennale 2020 Waldenburg BL, CH
2019 Luis Maluf Gallery San Paulo,Brazil
2019 Bluerider ART, Taipei City, Taiwan
2019 Umweltfotofestival »horizonte zingst« DE
2019 b a s e m e n t Wien AT
2019 Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden DE
2019 Lichtfeld Gallery Basel CH
2019 Heitsch Galerie, München DE
2018 Gilles Clement Gallery, Greenwich CT, USA
2018 Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden DE
2018 ART Hong Kong Autum
2018 Laurent Marthaler, Montreux, CH
2017 Bluerider ART, Taipei, Taiwan
2017 Laurent Marthaler, Montreux, Zurich, Switzerland
2016 Galerie _Z, Hard, Austria
2016 Galerie Von Braunberens, Stuttgart, Germany
2016 Heitsch Galerie, Munich, Germany
2015 Gallerie Von Braunberens, Stuttgart, Germany
2015 Annemarie Andersen Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
2015 Anna Zoria Gallery, New York City, US
2015 Triennale der Skulptur – Bad Ragaz, Switzerland
2015 Barbarian gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
2014 Lichtfeld gallery Basel New Year Exhibition, Basel, Switzerland
2014 Galerie von Braunbehrens, Munich, Germany
2014 Gemeinnützige Stiftung Peter Starke, Berlin, Germany
2014 Woeske Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2014 Galerie von Braunbehrens, Munich, Germany
2013 Barbarian art Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
2013 Künstlerhaus Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt, Austria
2013 Woeske Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2013 Galerie Rigassi, Bern, Switzerland
2013 Solo show, Lichtfeld, Basel, Switzerland
2012 Platform 79, Berlin, Germany
2012 Galerie von Braunbehrens, Munich, Germany
2012 Galerie Peithner-Lichtenfels, Vienna, Austria
2012 Barbarian art Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
2011 Galerie Peithner-Lichtenfels, Vienna, Austria
2011 Galerie UF6 projects, Berlin, Germany
2011 Galerie von Braunbehrens, Munich, Germany
2010 Michael Schultz, Berlin, Germany

Selected Collection

ZKM Zentrum für Kunst und Medien, Karlsruhe, Germany
Krupp / USA
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, US
ArtCenter Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Grande Finale Museum / France
KOO HOUSE, Yangpyeong, Korea
Doosan Art Center, Seoul, Korea
ArtCenter Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

Marck on his works
Marck on his works in depth

Making of work ‘Black and White’

Marck on his works
Trailer: MARCK’s Rock Box 馬克的木箱搖滾
2019 Bluerider 翻牆實踐特展

Making of work ‘Human Watch’

Art Critique

Andres Pardey, Kunsthistoriker,


Museum Tinguely, Basel

Marck的藝術家生涯從始至今貫穿著四個關鍵詞:錄像、設計、女性以及敘事。

箱中的女人:敘事即互動的過程

Marck的作品以錄像創作為始,常以狹窄空間中的女性為題。可能是被關在箱子裡,或在掙扎著,或者是在積木間匍匐前行。

錄像中的女性衣衫單薄,有時可能會被以有色眼光解讀,但相反的,我們亦可從畫面中剖析出壓迫感、限制的信息。如何看待他的作品常與兩性不同視角息息相關——有人光明正大、有人偷偷窺視,對於外在或者內在的看法亦不同。視角可能是多元的,但無論如何詮釋,觀眾都只為自己評斷對錯,而不是將解讀強加於人。

也正是這些個人的時刻決定了作品的內容。對於Marck的藝術品的詮釋成為一個互動的過程,藝術家、作品、觀眾都為此貢獻。實際上所有的藝術都是如此,但是在Marck作品中,直接觸碰女性面對外部挑戰壓力所釋放出的各式情感這一點,是意義非凡的。

Marck曾在一次採訪中提及,他對影像藝術的興趣在於其中“非靜態敘事”的可能性。他強調道:“錄像的目的不是敘述一個故事,而是激發觀眾的情緒,要不然就太無聊了。” 因此,Marck的影像藝術作品相對於看第二遍就會乏味的故事片來說,更像是適合一再反复欣賞的圖像畫面。他的作品運用相對較短的連續鏡頭,在無盡的循環中,留下給觀眾一次次重複中愈發強烈的情感。從女性朦朧難辨的臉龐,乃至於她的動作,這些動作大多是流動、又幾乎是有機的,而箱中的女人並沒有試圖突破、或繼續前行的跡象,彷彿已全然接受了眼下的現實…

Marck在他的作品中將錄像與雕塑裝置的設計相結合。他將屏幕安裝在新的外殼中,將多種多樣的媒材以手工裝置其中。影片的內容深入第三維度,變得近乎真實,因而比簡單的投影或未經處理的屏幕更直達人心。這樣手工處理的創作方式將影像的非敘事性也納入,並賦予觀者創造驚喜和技術驚豔的新維度。通過特殊設計的裝置元素,他將錄像中看似遙遠的情節帶入我們的現實世界,從而傳達故事內容(雖其本身並不是一個故事),使其在觀眾腦海中得以圓滿。在此,直接性與敘事的距離感並存,情感即是知覺。

Marck的作品直面人本身感情世界,其中反復出現的準則清晰可辨。他的作品追尋動的藝術,情感的動和身體的動,兩種動的形式合二為一。這些作品擁有自己獨特、不可錯認的風格,通過高質量工藝的載體,被賦予了虛幻、夢幻和神奇的力量。作者:Andres Pardey 安德魯.帕迪 瑞士著名藝術史學家和策展人,現擔任瑞士巴塞爾丁格利博物館副館長,其博物館以收藏瑞士知名畫家、動態藝術雕塑家丁格利作品聞名。 Andres Pardey 於瑞士最古老的巴塞爾大學取得藝術史博士學位,並擁有豐富博物館經驗,除擔任收藏負責人外,另為丁格利博物館策展人,展覽策畫經歷包括杜象、法國藝術家Niki de Saint Phalle、英國YBA藝術家Michael Landy等重大展覽。

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