Marcel Weber is a visual artist who works with imagery, light and space.
He has been creating and directing audiovisual performances, installations and video works since 2001 both under his own name and as half of former artist-duo MFO.
Weber is a resident visual artist for several event series focused on the exploration of contemporary electronic music in Berlin and internationally. Recently he joined the team of Berlin’s Atonal festival as director for lights and visuals.
His performances and installations have been commissioned and featured by many highly regarded festivals, such as CTM and Transmediale (Berlin), Unsound (Krakow, Adelaide, New York), Mutek (Montreal) and have been shown at renown venues like the British Film Institute, Centre Pompidou as well as numerous institutions and events across Europe, USA and Australia.
Recent projects of note include collaborations with film composers such as Roly Porter or Jed Kurzel, sound artists like Lustmore & Biosphere, James Ginzburg or Ben Frost, and club music producers like Clark, Kuedo or Kode9.
Weber also contributed video design to houses of high culture, having worked with the Opera national de Paris, the Academy of Arts Berlin, at Sophiensaele Berlin and the brut theatre in Vienna on a variety of theatre plays and opera productions.
Weber’s work is marked by a well-defined and distinctive aesthetic, using images that both resonate with and form a relationship to sound. Applying the musical language and its ability to cut to the heart of our emotional worlds to moving image, an uncommon and ethereal quality emerges, brought to life by his passion for experimental narratives. Weber’s performances are concerned with memory and perception, identity formation and dissolution – particularly in the context of possible futures and their underlying mythologies.
Employing new and old media forms equally, Weber interfaces the 70’s effects workshop with the digital realm, using analogue projectors, film, lenses and mirrors, paint and chemicals alongside digital compositing and generative software. The outcome is a multi-layered experience communicated by dynamic imagery: a cosmos made out of textures and distortions, a magical experience of surreal moments, stimuli for the subconscious.