Marcos Lutyens

2 pop!
10’01”
2017

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Two Pop!  is a journey into the underbelly of Hollywood narratives and mythologies.
We find ourselves in Los Angeles, in the factory of waking dreams, the sink hole of paramnesia, the cousin of sleep paralysis.  But in this journey of worn stereotypes, we discover four archetypes emerging in a nesting of storytelling layered back to ancient times: contest, defeat, lamentation and redemption. Perhaps this begins to tell us more about how our own minds are structured and the expectations we have as to how our own lives unfold, than about the details within the plot lines.  In a  kind of reversal, the hypnotic audio encourages the memories of the listener to also be the source of the content, so in actual fact, the audio is an ever-changing, personalized remix between the evocative movie scenarios that float through the speakers and the subvocalized thoughts and memories that stream through the mind of the listener. The listener has become the character and the director of the plot.

Courtesy of The Serving Library and Public Fiction and Alberta Pane Gallery.
Foley:  Julia Owen


Marcos Lutyens is based in Los Angeles and many of has works relate to the engineering of altered states of consciousness through immersion in fictional narratives.

Exhibitions of infinite scale and nature have been installed in the minds of visitors. His investigations have included research with social groups such as the third-gender Muxhe, Raeilians, synaesthetes, border migrants, space engineers and mental architects to explore how unconscious mind-sets shift across cultures and backgrounds. Lutyens has developed projects that involve our external surroundings. Works include interactions with pedestrian flows, social media dialogue, air quality levels, animal and biological intercommunication.

Lutyens has exhibited internationally in numerous museums, galleries and biennials, including the Guggenheim Museum, New York (2017); The Armory, New York (2017); the Boghossian Foundation, Brussels (2017), the Palazzo Fortuny, Venice (2017), La Monnaie de Paris (2017), Palazzo Grassi, Venice The Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool (2016); 14th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul (2015); dOCUMENTA(13), Kassel (2012); the 54th and 57th Venice Biennial, Venice (2011 and 2017); the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles (2010); the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2014); the Royal Academy, London (2010); MoMA PS1, Queens (2014), amongst others

“If there is an audio-encyclopedia – Marcos’s voice should be ‘blanket’.”
Masha Perskaya