Elise Florenty (b. 1978 in Pessac, FR) and Marcel Türkowsky (b. 1978 in Berlin, DE) live and work in Berlin. Studies in Theory of Cinema/Visual Arts (Nouvelle Sorbonne, Cergy-Paris Art School) and Ethnomusicology/Philosophy/Sound Studies (Humboldt University, UDK - Berlin University of the Arts).
Since 2009 they are working together as artists/filmmaker duo, exploring the multiplicity of the self through a spiral of metamorphoses that interrogate our power relation - always shifting - to the Other.
Major exhibitions include: Through Somnambular Laws, Le Plateau Paris, How To Awaken The Spectrum In Between, Izolyatsia Foundation, A Walking Paradox, Kinderhook & Caracas, Berlin, Hostipitalite, Iselp Brussels, Void of Memory, PLATFORM Seoul, Wheels of Memory, La Synagogue art centre Delme, Life Ticket, Les Églises art centre, Color Blind In Eight Crises, CAC Passage, among others.
Their work has been showcased both in art venues and international Film Festivals such as FID Marseille, Centre Pompidou - Hors Pistes, IFF Rotterdam, DocLisboa, Torino Film Festival, Ann Arbor FF, EMAF, CCCB Barcelona, MAF Tokyo, BERWICK, FIC Valdivia, NFF London, CAPC Bordeaux, MAMCO Geneve, Palais de Tokyo Paris, Crédakino d'Ivry, Passerelle - Centre d’art contemporain Brest, CAC Vilnius, Muzeum Sztuki Łódź, La Triennale di Milano, MATADERO Madrid, Museu da Repùblica, Rio De Janeiro, among others. In 2014, their Film The Sun Experiment (Ether Echoes) received the EMAF Award.
Image Caption: Florenty&Türkowsky, Blade Gesture., 2017 Courtesy the artists.
The exhibition is kindly supported by Insitut Français, Ministère de la Culture et communication and France invitée d’honneur de la Foire du livre de Francfort 2017 („Francfort en français“).