Antúnez Roca, Marcel·lí

Marcel·lí Antúnez Roca

Internationally recognized as one of the most relevant figures in the electronic art and experimental scene, the trajectory of Marcel•lí spans a period of 30 years, during which he has developed a completely personal and iconoclastic universal vision, based on reflections regarding systems of artistic production with a personal and unique iconography that he calls Sistematurgia.

He has created installations and performances in museums, galleries, theatres and unconventional spaces in more than 40 countries, among which are the European Museum of Photography of la Ville De Paris, the Institute of Contemporary Arts of London, the DAF of Tokyo, the MACBA of Barcelona or the ZDB of Lisbon. His work includes Macatronic performances, on occasion with robots, interactive installations and collaborations with collectives among which the most noteworthy is la Fura Dels Baus of which he was the founder and leader in the 80s. His works have been mentioned in multiple publications throughout the world. Antúnez has recieved, among others, the following prizes and distinctions: First Prize in the Etrange Festival Paris 1994, Best New Media Noveaux Cinéma Noveaux Médias Montreal 1999, Max Prize, Spain 2001, FAD Prize 2001 Barcelona, Mención d’Honor a Prix Ars Electronica 2003, Premi Ciutat de Barcelona en 2004.

Since 2010 Marcel•lí has been working on what he calls l’Arsenale della Apparizioni in which he includes his last three pieces, the first is a performance called Cotrone (2010), a film El Peix Sebastiano released in the Stiges Film Festival and his last performance, Pseudo (2012), first performed at the Grec in Barcelona.

In 2014 he presented the exhibition Sistematurgia. Actions, Devices and Drawings, in the Arts Santa Mònica de Barcelona, with the intention of making known his personal method of creation based on this neologism, Sistematurgia, understood as a dramaturgy of computational systems.

His work in BEEP Collection: “Alfabeto – Alphabet”