From: Berlin, Germany
Based in: Berlin, Germany
Main Artistic Theme: Electronic Art, Technology
With his work Marcel is examining cybernetic aspects of generative systems and modern technology. He is interested in digital culture, it’s influence on society and chances for alternative kinds of communication
Marcel is working with a variety of media, ranging from digital images, physical and interactive installations, generative poetry and conceptual video.
Produced for the International Symposium of Electronic Art in Hong Kong for the Open Sky Gallery Project. The video is shown for one month on the facade of the ICC tower, a 500m tall building in the heart of Hong Kong city. In Collaboration with Thomas Heidtmann.
The work So Intimate is a digital painting series, in which the technique of the collage is applied. In this work, image collections of portraits are being categorized by different topics and themes, resulting in vibrant and abstract impressions of these higher level separations.
In collaboration with Gabriella Arthemia
The Electronic Chaos Oracle is a project by Marcel Schwittlick and Ramin Soleymani. With this work, the artists are investigating possibilities of creating a cybernetic system to inspire it's observers. The Electronic Chaos Oracle is a partner for co-authoring texts, stories, ideas and theories on any topic you wish, exploring the possibility to fill the philosophical gap of computationally generating new ideas and thoughts.
Origination Point is a generative interactive projection installation originally exhibited at the 12th Havana Biennial in Havana, Cuba as part of the collective exhibit Entre, Dentro, Fuera/Between, Inside, Outside and was later exhibited at The Harwood Museum, Taos, New Mexico. In collaboration with Agnes Chavez.
Stroke is a conscious collaboration of man and machine. The process of creation is the essential part of Stroke and by constantly recreating itself, the observer can get a feeling about the differences and similarities of the characters of human and computer. Idea and Implementation, Theory and Praxis are shared equally among both partners.
Questions over questions- it just takes a night of sleep to get over the hardest questions. Sometimes it gets worse and you wake up with a pillow full of questions. Here is a floating pillow stuffed with 500 questions, ready for the curious visitors consideration. In collaboration with Wasabi Ng.
The sculpture is composed of a grid of individual entities, whereas each of them is constantly shifting from one state to the other based on a basic rule set in correlation to its adjacent elements. This relationship is the fundamental premise for the emergence of the transformation of the sculpture. In collaboration with Onformative.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Marcel Schwittlick is an artist living and working in Berlin, Germany. With his work he is examining cybernetic aspects of generative systems and modern technology. He is interested in digital culture, it’s influence on society and chances for alternative kinds of communication.
He is working in strong connection to various practices, forging a connection between physical and digital media, traditional and modern approaches. Marcel Schwittlick is working with a variety of media, ranging from digital images, physical and interactive installations, generative poetry and conceptual video.
In 2015 he co-founded Lacuna Lab, a Berlin based artist group and community working on the intersection of art, technology and science. Marcel Schwittlick graduated with a B.Sc. in Media Computing at HTW Berlin, where he examined the technical properties of digital media.
Special project - Composition #37
Composition #37 is an experiment in new forms of collaboration. The graphical structure of this work is derived from recorded mouse movement on the computer of the artist. Abstract constellations of path traces build the underlying content. The visual style has been introduced to this structure by applying the colors of other digital paintings with machine learning techniques.
The remote utilization of these abstract decision making processes brings the ability of working with ones own and others ideas. This work brings plays with the notion of the moving image, referring to classical approaches, re-evaluating this meaning in the context of new media.