Friday, 30 January 2009, 24:00 | midnight

#3: Marc Aschenbrenner

On abandoned planets and lost posts, on orbits around nothing: the cephalopods and snowmen, the hikers and bikers, the algaed, golden, sweating figures, the snailish, insectlike, narrowly wound beings from the cosmos of Marc Aschenbrenner move in spaces devoid of history. They are isolated: they have sensation, but feelings are not always recognized. Each moment is a standstill. Either they are struggling blindly against the forces that tear at them, or they have surrendered to the elements, and float, swim, die in them. And sometimes they only breathe as a single sign of life and expression of the greatest desolation. Like an astronaut who floats through space and can only hear himself breathing in the comprehensive silence. — Daniel Völzke

Marc Aschenbrenner presents:

Im Guggaruz, 2008 first release
Kopffüßler, 2006, 2:00 min
Gulli, 2005, 12:00 min
Goldraum, 2006, 8:00 min
Cyans Tod, 2006, 4:00 min
Im Abri, 2008, 8:00 min
Zweite Sonne, 2005, 7:00 min


Marc Aschenbrenner (b. 1971 in Linz, Austria)  grew up in Tirol, lives and work in Berlin. From 1991 to 1994 he studied painting at the School of Fine Arts in Linz and from 1994-19 99 multi media with focus on video. Among others, he participated in group shows and performances at ICA London, Kunsthalle Wien, Kunstverein Hamburg, Frankfurter Kunstverein and in the Museum of Contemporary Arts in Dallas, Annemasse, Peking, Rio de Janeiro and several Performancefestivals. Since 2007 Aschenbrenner has been working together with the  theatre group Gintersdorfer/Klaßen.

Marc Aschenbrenner on Gintersdorfer/Klaßen