Since 2004, I focus my artwork on my body like a territory for intensive experimentations, exploring the ways how time passes, the instability and limits in performances, making urban interventions too – extending itself into video and photography. I’m looking for the remains of the daily practices, the vision of the eyes and the road written by the city which is in a process called Body’s Strategies. About that, my body has been both subject and medium.
Exploring my physical and mental limits, I have withstood pain, exhaustion and danger in the quest for my “inside”, the wastes of the body, spaces and time. I’m taking chances and ways, taking chances of research about the dialogue with the public in silence. I use strategies that can pass through different spaces, cities, territories, islands and archipelagos showing the subjectivity that embodies the life and give to the body and mind the reality purer (or the most cruel). My strategies are like a small device that raises the sensibility of a small gesture, the intimate, using simple materials and daily resources creating occasional dates and stealth possibilities with a poetic adventure.
Marcus Vinícius (born in Vitória, Brasil, 1985) is artist, researcher and independent curator. Graduated in Visual Arts (Performance) at Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (UFES). Currently concluding post graduation studies in Latin America Contemporary Art at Universidad Nacional de La Plata (UNLP). Since 2004, the Brazilian artist (who lives and works in La Plata, Argentina) has made exchange projects, production and research in performance/action art. Coordinates the LAP!: Laboratorio de Acción y Performance. He has shown his performances works at museums, galleries, projects and festivals such as: Poética Móvil 09 _ 2da Feria de Arte Contemporáneo en Patagonia (Puerto Madryn – Argentina: 2009); SELF FICTION (Fondo Nacional de las Artes, Buenos Aires – Argentina: 2009); Intercambio de Procesos Artísticos (UNA.CASA, Buenos Aires – Argentina: 2009); VII Encuentro Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics (Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá – Colombia: 2009); Saturnalia: Efecto Mowgly (Centro Cultural Espańa Córdoba, Córdoba – Argentina: 2009); ZONADEARTENACCION ’08 (CHELA, Buenos Aires – Argentina: 2008); PLAY V – International Video & Performance Festival (Junín-Pergamino – Argentina: 2008). In 2009, he was selected for the bursary to young artists at ECuNHi – Espacio Cultural Nuestros Hijos, from Fundación Madres de Plaza de Mayo, and FNA – Fondo Nacional de las Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina. In this year is guest curator of the Festival Internacional de Arte de Acción ZONADEARTEACCIÓN ’10.