Marcus Neustetter

INTERFERENCE Project: Sweep Merida
Excerpts from the video documentation of the intervention « Sweep Merida » developed for the closing ceremony of the UNESCO International Year of Light 2015 are re-arranged in a video artwork.

INTERFERENCE Site: Palais Kheireddine, Museum of the City of Tunis (rue du Tribunal, Tunis)

Marcus Neustetter

[Photos: Marcus Neustetter. Aatish Ramkaran.]

ARTISTIC APPROACH
As an artist, a curator and/or a producer, Marcus Neustetter stages social reflections, critical investigations and playful interventions via public artworks, sociocultural interventions and participative projects. Combining art, science and technology, he developed a transdisciplinary approach to design processes, which result in drawings, paintings, sculptures and site-specific istallations. In his view, as well as in his work, he utilises light as a material, as a tool, as a medium and, even, as a metaphor. Part of his works are installations in places where darkness is associated with crime, poverty and apartheid’s legacy.
“By dropping a little bit of light into it [a selected place], it changes the interaction people have with that context and hopefully the way they see the city,” he said in a BBC interview on January 7, 2016.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2015| International Year of Light | commissioned Stamp design artwork by the South African Post Office and public light interventions throughout South Africa | South Africa (za)
2014| Creative Karoo Hoogland | collaboration with Bronwyn Lace and the South African Observatory interventions in Sutherland Williston and Fraserburg | South Africa (za)
2014| Defining Lines | Solo exhibition Gallery AOP | Johannesburg (za)
2013| Across the board | Public Space/ Public Sphere curated by Elvira Dyangani Ose, commissioned by Tate Modern, public intervention in Douala with Doual’Arts | Cameroon [*Hobbs/Neustetter] (cm)
2012| Visual Collider | exhibition in Utrecht – Galerie SANAA, Leiden – Leiden University, Faculty of Science, Amsterdam – Mediamatic Fabriek | Guest of the Virtueel Platform | Netherlands (nl)

SELECTED AWARDS
2015| World Technology Awards / Arts | New York City/NY (us)

DEVELOPMENT
Since 2001| Regular artistic collaboration with Stephen Hobbs
1999-2007| Creative Collaboration The Trinity Session | Museum of Dead Media | Installation at Design Indaba (closed in 2008) | Johannesburg (za)
2000-2004| Founder of _sanman – Southern Africa New Media Art Network
2001| Master’s degree in Fine Arts | University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) | Johannesburg (za)
1976| Born | Johannesburg (za)
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LINKS
marcusneustetter.net
The Trinity Session
Marcus Neustetter: Into the Light. illumni.co, June 2, 2016
Antea Buys: Marcus Neustetter. Artthrob – Contemporary Art in outh Africa 2010