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Elise Florenty & Marcel Turkowsky as part of GOGOLFEST’s visual arts program


From September 11­ to 21, 2014, as part of the GOGOLFEST visual arts program, IZOLYATSIA will show two works, Delirium Ambulare and The Descendants of the Sun II, created by Elise Florenty and Marcel Türkowsky in the framework of the Turborealism residency project and exhibition held in Donetsk in 2012-2013, curated by Victoria Ivanova and Agnieszka Pindera. 

As a sculptural reading of eight moments within the colour spectrum, The Descendants of the Sun II constructs an expanding bridge to the three silent films, Delirium Ambulare, presented in the adjacent space. The films follow the footsteps of a carnivalesque wanderer across three distinct geographical locations: Flamengo Park in Rio de Janeiro, Maurice Thorez Park in the suburbs of Paris and Gulliver Park in Donetsk.

Elise Florenty was born in December 1978 in Pessac (France). After studying Theory and History of Cinema at Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris, Elise Florenty graduated from the National Superior Fine Art School, Paris-Cergy, then from the masters course of the National Superior Fine Art School of Lyon with Jean-Pierre Rehm and Marie-José Burki and finally from the animation masters course of the National Superior Decorative Art School, Paris.

Marcel Türkowsky was born in January 1978 in East Berlin (Germany). He studied philosophy and ethnomusicology at Humboldt University, Berlin, thereafter received a Masters from the Academy of Arts (UDK), Berlin, Germany in 2008. In 2010 he started the Harpokratés Edition and founded the exhibition and research salon Whistle, Minotaure! for exhibitions, lectures, and events at the intersection of fine art, music and anthropology, collaborating with Sam Ashley, Erik Bünger, Henry Flynt, C.C.Hennix, Invernomuto, etc.

Since 2005, Elise Florenty and Marcel Türkowsky have been regularly collaborating. In 2010 they realized the Audio/Visual Cut LP Kreisel-Dreidel, co-produced with the Art Center La Synagogue de Delme and Künstlerhäuser Worpswede and in 2011 a box Mississippiana, Not Finished, Just Begun (book, tape & objects) published on the occasion of the exhibition The Eleventh Letter at BKV Potsdam e.V. Their recent shows include:Through Somnambular Laws, Fracidf Le Plateau (Paris, 2012); Life Ticket, les églises centre d’art contemporain (Chelles, 2009-2010); Wheels of Memory, La Synagogue art centre (Delme, 2009). Recent group exhibitions have included The Eleventh Letter, at the BKV Potsdam e.V. (Germany, 2010/2011); Void of Memory, Platform (Seoul, 2009); Les Lacets Sont Défaits, Kunstverein Tiergarten (Berlin, 2006). Their films have been screened at various festivals like International du Documentaire de Marseille, Doc Lisboa, Torino Filmfestival, etc.

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