Marcelle Alix Marcelle Alix

Marie Cool Fabio Balducci

Born 1961, Valenciennes, France and 1964, Ostra (AN), Italy
Live in Paris, France and Pergola (PU), Italy

No protocol, no experimental field, no theme to state, nor even the ability to name any, or describe their status; ultimately, even an authorized account isn't tolerated. Marie Cool activates the works, but someone else might as well do the trick.
Irrespective of whether their execution takes place in an exhibition space or on video recordings, the performative acts we're confronted with lead us to experience the concept of ownership.
In other words, these actions reveal our inability to attempt at possessing them, albeit subjecting them to our glance. The enslavement of man to objects - or just the contrary, depending on the actions - dissects the identity of their practice. The components being used are all determined by standards, industrial norms and their associated behaviors. The hierarchy between innate objects - A4 sheet, tape, wire, light - and animated object - the human being - disappears, as does as well the distinction between a given space and the action being performed therein.
However, the insertion of the poetic element, the repetition of a gesture and its strikingly slow execution break with the standards of the production system of any object whatsoever. It is as if the cycle, including the time of reception by the recipient of the object - in this case: the work - was alienated. Being exposed, these relational reflex actions give way to an experience of the present. What the onlooker experiences is the present's constant grasp with reality. A present that's no longer a representation but has become a form of analogy. Mathilde de Croix


DAAD, Berliner Kunstler Programm. Visual Arts. Berlin. Germany

Solo show

Contemporary Locus, Bergamo. Italy (cur. Paola Tognon)
Granpalazzo - Lulu Mexico City. Projet. Zagarolo (Roma). Italy
(cur. Chris Sharp)

Untitled. F.I.A.T. Festival International d’art de Toulouse - Le Chateau d’Eau. Toulouse. France
Il nunc s’è fatto scia, Le Consortium. Dijon. France (cur. Xavier Douroux)
Sauvagerie sans nom, Marcelle Alix. Paris. France
Frieze New York, Frames. Marcelle Alix
Untitled, 2001. Metal ruler, ballpoint stylo, table. Sometimes (works of art). New York, USA (cur. James Siena)
Come tavolo, come lago, come vivo spazio, Synagogue de Delme. France (cur. Marie Cozette)
La mia mano come organo, FRAC Lorraine. Metz. France (cur. Beatrice Josse)
Untitled, 2004. Cotton thread, flame. Sometimes (works of art). New York , USA (cur. James Siena)
Live & Obscure, Academie de France/Villa Medicis. Rome. Italy (cur. Eric de Chassey).
Une vibration inaudible a l’oreille nue, CAC Bretigny, France (cur. Pierre Bal-Blanc)
Untitled 2006-2009, South London Gallery. London. UK (cur. Margot Heller)
Untitled 2003, Cent8/Serge Le Borgne Gallery. Paris. France
Untitled 2004-2007, attitudes, Geneva. Suisse (cur. Jean Paul Felley & Olivier Kaeser)
Untitled 2004-2008, Site Gallery. Sheffield. UK (cur. Carole Maund)
Untitled 2004-2008, Maison Rouge, Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Festival d’automne Paris (cur. Paula Aisemberg
and Marie Colin)
Guest House 07, Mudam Musee d’Art Moderne Grand Duc Jean. Luxembourg (cur. Marie Claude Beaud and Bjorn Dalhstrom)
Project room, Catherine Bastide Gallery. Brussels, Belgique

Expositions de groupe

Moving/Image. Mullae Art Factory. Seoul, KR

Konkret mehr Raum - Concretely more space! Kunsthalle Osnabruck. Osnabruck. Germany
Tout le monde. CREDAC. Ivry sur Seine. France
L’Hospice des Mille Cuisses. Expériences de guérison. CAN. Neuchâtel. Switzerland
Lumières de Roland Barthes. Frac Aquitaine. Bordeaux. France
Partition visuelle. Exposition des oeuvres issues du Frac Aquitaine. Château de Monbazillac. Monbazillac. France
The Lulennial: A Slight Gestuary. Lulu, Mexico City. Mexico (cur. : Fabiola Iza et Chris Sharp)
Collective Collection, centre d'art BBB, Toulouse. France
Soleil Politique, Museion, Bolzano, Italy. (cur. Pierre Bal Blanc)
Interprète, Le Plateau-FRAC Ile-de-France. Paris. France (cur. Xavier Franceschi)
Autonomia - 11e Bienal de video y artes mediales, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago de Chile, Chile
Pièces montrées. FRAC Alsace, 30 ans de collection, Strasbourg, France (cur. Raphael Zarka)
J'ouvre les yeux et tu es là, MUDAM Luxembourg. (cur. Christophe Gallois)
Le moindre geste, Grandes Galeries, ESADHAR, Rouen, France (cur. Stephane Carrayrou)
Superamas/ phase n°4 ? La cavalerie. Centre d’Art Neuchâtel. Neuchâtel. Switzerland
Vistamare/Benedetta Spalletti. Pescara, Italy
Is Resistance Useless?, Marcelle Alix. Paris. France
It's When It's Gone that you Really Notice It, Simone Subal Gallery, New York. USA
Openings, Louvre/Fiac, Paris. France (cur. Marcella Lista)
The Living Currency/La Monnaie vivante, Berlin Biennial. Berlin. Germany (cur. Pierre Bal Blanc)
The Living Currency/La Monnaie vivante, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw. Poland (cur. Pierre Bal Blanc)
On Line : Drawing Through the Twentieth Century, MoMA, New York. USA (cur. Cornelia H. Butler, Catherine de Zegher)
Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester. UK (cur. Marina Abramovic & Hans Ulrich Obrist)
Where water comes together with other water, gb agency. Paris. France (cur. Elodie Royer & Yoann Gourmel)
L'angelo sigillato, Fondazione Peccioli, Peccioli , Italy (cur. Rita Selvaggio)
Performa07/PS1 Moma, New York. USA (cur. Defne Ayas)
Antipodes, FRAC Lorraine, Metz. France (cur. Beatrice Josse)
Densité plus ou moins Zer. Ecole des Beaux Arts de Paris. Paris. France (cur. Caroline Ferreira and Marianne Lanavere)


Untitled 2004-2007, National Review of Live Art part of New Territories, Glasgow. Scotland
Untitled 1996-2005, Openport, Chicago. USA
Untitled 1996-2004, Centre National de la Danse, Paris. France
Untitled 1996-2005, South London Gallery, London. UK - Catalog
Untitled 1996-2005, Kampnagel, Hamburg. Germany
Untitled 1996-2005, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK
Untitled 1996-2005, Home Suffolk, Rishangles, UK
Untitled 1996-2005, Les Halles de Schaerbeek, Brussels, Belgium
Untitled 1996-2005, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris, France
Untitled (Prayers) 1996-2004, National Review of Live Art part of New Territories, Glasgow, Scotland
Untitled 1996-2004 & Untitled, 1996-2004, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham. UK
Untitled 1996-2004, Belluard Bollwerk International (BBI), Fribourg. Switzerland
Untitled 1996-2004, Festival d'Avignon , Avignon, France
Untitled 1996-2004, La Batie Festival de Genève, Geneva. Switzerland
Untitled 1996-2003, National Review of Live Art part of New Territories, Glasgow. Scotland
Untitled 1996-2003, The Bonington Gallery & Powerhouse, Nottingham. UK
Untitled 1996-2003, Festival Brrr, Porto. Portugal
Untitled 1996-2003, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris. France
Untitled 1996-2002, South London Gallery, London. UK
Untitled 1996-2002, Home, London. UK
Untitled 1996-2002, Les Subsistances, Lyon. France
Untitled 1996-2002, Bone5, Bern. Switzerland
Untitled 1995-2001, Fri-Art Kunsthalle Fribourg. Switzerland
Untitled 1995-2000, Attitudes, Geneva. Switzerland
Untitled 1996-2000, Public, Paris. France
Start to show their work to few people in private spaces

Selected bibliography

Catalog : Densité +-0, ENSBA, Paris, 2004
Catalog : South London Gallery, London UK, 2005
Catalog : Untitled, attitudes Geneva, Switzerland, 2007
Catalog : On Line : Drawing Through the Twentieth Century, MoMA, New York, 2010
Catalog : La Cavalerie,
CAN, Neuchâtel, Switzerland, 2014
Catalog : Soleil Politique, Museion, Bolzano Italy, 2014

Selected Press

FlashArt Italia n°324 Nov-Dec. 2015
Les Cahiers du MNAM. N°130. Hiver 2014/2015
Roven N°10. 2014
Volume – What You See Is What You Hear N° 06. 2013
Frieze Magazine N°3. 2013
Art Press 2 N°18. Aug/Sept/Oct 2010
Art Press N°359. September 2009
Esse Arts N°67 2009
Dance Theatre Journal N°23 no 1 2008
Domus N°910. January 2008
Art Press N°331. February 2007
Art Press N°310. March 2005
Contemporary Visual Art N°72 2005
Dance Theatre Journal N°21 no 1 2005
Contemporary Visual Art. December 2002