Marcel Schwittlick

German Multimedia Artist

from: 21.10.2019   to: 27.10.2019

Berlin based German multimedia artist Marcel Schwittlick is a participant in SomoS’ 2019 group exhibition Un_Real Desires. His work is largely concerned with digital culture and chances for alternative kinds of communication. As both a programmer and artist, he believes that the technological world and art world are intertwined and connected. In keeping with this belief, Schwittlick’s work is very much situated at the intersection of art, technology and science; using digital images, physical and interactive installations, generative poetry and conceptual video.

I like to think everything is art. I want to see artists touching all aspects of their work, the nature of the media applied with the freedom of the artistic mind. This challenging moment is when interesting creation is happening — Serendipity and chaos in the realm of rules and order.

Marcel Schwittlick, Artist’s Statement

 

The artist’s shrine-like sculpture, Feeling Data, presented at SomoS, incorporates old laptops and whips made from outdated ethernet cables, suggestive of our enslavement to technology. Through this connection of art and technology, he aims to forge a relationship between physical and digital media as well as traditional and modern approaches to artmaking. In the current times of globalization, cultural exchange and psychological impact of the internet, his work represents an ongoing commentary on digital culture and its influence on society.

Schwittlick graduated in 2014 with a B.Sc. in Media Computing at HTW Berlin, where he examined the technical properties of digital media. In 2015 he co-founded Lacuna Lab, a Berlin-based artist group and community working on the intersection of art, technology and science. Currently he is studying Art & Media at the University of Arts, Berlin.


Marcel Schwittlick homepage


Images courtesy Kimyia Nik