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Marlene Stark explores spaces

Active Non Human Terrain, Omsk Social Club feat PUNK IS DADA and Marlene Stark Art von frei Gallery, 2016

Active Non Human Terrain, Omsk Social Club feat PUNK IS DADA and Marlene Stark Art von frei Gallery, 2016

I stopped painting, because contemporary art has nothing to do with the individual artist.

Name

Marlene Stark

Profession

ARTIST, DJ, WRITER

Website

marlenestark

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© Marlene Stark

Who are you? What do you do?

I see myself as an artist in multiple fields.
I am mostly interested in working with space, spacial references and social spaces. After 10 years working as a painter I focused on working with the space between the object and the observer of the object and the transmission in an art space. So I started building up installations and transporting the painting to the surrounding. My researches about space are constantly expanding and since two years now I am mostly working with the auditive space. Basically it means I am transporting information into sounds and combine them with other works by myself or other artists.
Besides that I am writing on my first novel about art, music and my social life.

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Active Non Human Terrain, Omsk Social Club feat PUNK IS DADA and Marlene Stark Art von frei Gallery, 2016

Where are you from?

Berlin

Your style in 3 words?

eclectic, conceptual, spacial

Your weakness? Your strength?

material freedom and material freedom

© ++ Marlene Stark, Double Happiness, 2016

© Marlene Stark, Double Happiness, 2016

What makes you different?

I stopped painting, because contemporary art has nothing to do with the individual artist. The artwork stands for itself. Painting only lives through the cosmos of the painter, which is not interesting for me and the reason why I started to work in several fields. It is the possibility to open up my ideas and use the cosmos of my social surrounding instead of revolving around myself.

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© LP Cover die Klassische Verwunderung, Marlene Stark

When did you decide to become an artist?

I applied for an art school for the first time when i was 14, but I arrived late to the audition, so I decided to finish regular school first. At the age of 18 I started to study art in Leipzig, then Karlsruhe and Berlin.

What do you find most fascinating about your work?

Endless possibilities and combinations of information, materials, colours and sounds.

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© Moskau, Marlene Stark, 2017

A few words about your favourite creation?

My favourite work is ‘theoretisches Kling Klong’ which is a sound portrait of a person or a piece.
I use text information of curators/other artists/writers/scientists and convert them into sounds and produce some sort of a new language and a different opportunity to re-expierence information.

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© Poolproject, Marlene Stark, 2017

Someone else’s work that inspired or inspires you…

My dear friends and incredible artists Dorka Csora, Zoe Claire Miller, Anna Gien, Sascha Wolters, Alexis Walts, Julia Colavita, Paul Feigelfeld, Vela Arbutina, Helga Wretman, Julian Charrière, Juliana Cerqueira Leite, Alexander Arpeggio, Damian Kern, Vanessa Safavi, Nadim Samman, Gustav Düsing, Benjamin de Burka, Dehlia Hannah, Clara Stark…

Marlene Stark, Watercolours Exhibition, 2017

Marlene Stark, Watercolours Exhibition, 2017

A new project coming up or an idea you want to work on?

Mainly working on my book and producing music and sounds

Do you have a vision?

converting information in a language which everyone speaks: creating the perfect sounds for exhibitions and creating a platform of information between the visual work and the text in every exhibition.

Marlene Stark, Watercolours Exhibition, 2017

© Marlene Stark, Watercolours Exhibition, 2017

2017: Where are we going?

We already went to Athens and Kassel (Documenta), Venice (Biennale), Münster (Münster Skulpturen Projekte – which I liked the most btw)…. so we should stay in Berlin and go in parks and meet friends and feel free.

Your city’s favourite spots?

Tempelhofer Feld

Tell us about your future plans…

develop a language.

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© Einladung, Marlene Stark

Marlene’s Dj Set on Soundcloud….