Markus Selg

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Born in 1974, Markus Selg is a visual artist, stage designer, filmmaker and musician. Since 2001, he also runs Possible Press, a publishing house for publications by artists. Between 2004 and 2005, he created the trilogy of science fiction exhibitions Amnesia / Die Chronik / Das Testament for Berlin and Cologne art galleries. In 2009, he directed the exhibition parcours Spuren der Sonne – Eine apokalyptische Oper with Werner Herzog and Jannis Kounellis inside the B-05 culture centre located in the Montabaur bunker complex. The retrospectively designed show Primitive Data was presented in 2015 at Frans Hals Museum Haarlem; in 2017, the Berlin-based Guido W. Baudach gallery showcased Cosmic Stage. More recently, Markus Selg inaugurated the exhibition Algorithmic Rituals II – Ancient and Newborn Intelligences in Berlin. In 2012, he designed the sets for the music theatre production Auf Kolonos (directed by Laurent Chétouane) at Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe. For Ruhrtriennale 2016, he joined forces with director Susanne Kennedy to create the multimedia piece MEDEA.MATRIX. Their second collaboration followed in 2019 at Volksbühne Berlin with the installation/performance Coming Society. In 2020, he designed several artistic spaces for their collaboration Oracle. For their production of the opera Einstein on the Beach in 2022, he created a rotating stage.
His feature film Das Ewige Antlitz (The Eternal Face), for which he served as cinematographer, director, set designer and editor, was premiered in 2012. Using his alter egos Diamantenräuber and Nightshift, Markus Selg also releases music via his own label Parfüm Records.

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