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. Sweep Cape Town. Photo Marcus Neustetter.
Marcus Neustetter. Sweep Merida. Mexico 2016. Photo Marcus Neustetter.
Marcus Neustetter. Made in China. Photo Marcus Neustetter.
Marcus Neustetter. Contested Map. Photo Marcus Neustetter.
Marcus Neustetter. Chinese Map 1390. Photo Marcus Neustetter.
Marcus Neustetter. Lucky Frog. Photo Marcus Neustetter.
Marcus Neustetter. Shark Fins. Photo Marcus Neustetter-
Marcus Neustetter with audience participation. Big Bang. Photo Marcus Neustetter.
[Photos: Marcus Neustetter. Aatish Ramkaran.]

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.

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)

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

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)

The Trinity Session
Marcus Neustetter: Into the Light., June 2, 2016
Antea Buys: Marcus Neustetter. Artthrob – Contemporary Art in outh Africa 2010