Marius D. Kettler (b.1961) is a sound and video artist, composer and painter,
who lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

Kettler works thematically with sound, where he experiments with spatial environments, artificial
or natural. Here he investigates the physical aspect of sound, acoustic transparency and site
specific, interactive sound transmission.For the sound installations and video work he utilizes
electro acoustic audio material, processed digital media and field recordings. His installations
vary from electromagnetic, interactive, mechanical hybrid installations to multi channel sound
compositions. Visual and acoustic space is configured with maximal simplicity.
The compositions are recorded with instruments, mechanical sounds and electro noise, the
digitally processed material is then transformed into multi channel or mono sound installations.
Field recordings include : natural sounds, industrial cites, sounds from rural and urban areas.
He investigates the origin and boundaries of sound, where the sensory characteristics of
memory and association influence the perceptive moment.In the works of paintings with day
glow fluorescent color pigments, he examines the contrasts and similarities of color that
correlate and lead to color congruity. Though, at the same time the non contrasts become
color sensations.
Experimenting with the interaction of normal paint piments on plane surfaces with pigments of
day golw color. In this works where “color spaces”  develop through the exploration of color,
the creation of surfaces with a glowing color impact with endless depth and resulting with an
additional intense three dimensional quality.

Selected past exhibitions and projects:

2012
Sterne” group exhibition, interactive hybrid sound painting
Walden Kunstausstellungen, Berlin
Ping 12 Documentation” interactive 36,5 meter hybrid sound installation, works on canvas
Collaborative exhibition with D. Flores
Parallel to documenta 13 Kassel
im:rot: solo exhibition, interactive room sound installation and paintings
Walden Kunstausstelungen, Berlin
Es würde geklungen haben” solo exhibition, interactive sound installations and paintings
Kultur Boden, Scharnebeck

2011
Warten auf rot” solo exhibition, paintings and interactive sound installationen
Walden Kunstausstellung, Berlin
International Audio Art Music Festival” sound installation “ Acceptance and Expectation”
with performance / guitar intervension from D.Flores Gallery Soumesta, Berlin
Unbegrenzt Ungegenständlich” collaborative exhibition with O. Völker works on canvas a.i.p.
Galerie, Berlin
Berlin Choreografie einer Stadt” group exhibition , sound and video installations
Forum Factory, Berlin
Out of structure” group exhibition, paintings Walden Kunstausstellungen, Berlin
Rraumschh” solo exhibition, sound installations a.i.p. Galerie, Berlin

2010
Anonyme Zeichner” group exhibition, drawings Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
Schön rot “ solo exhibition, paintings a.i.p.galerie, Berlin

2009
Vorsatz und Verhüllung“ solo exhibition, Actuistic structural paintings and sound objects
a.i.p galerie, Berlin
Berliner Kunst Salon Nr.6, “CMYK” sound installation and paintings Umspannwerk, Berlin
Drei Farben” group exhibition, paintings a.i.p. Galerie, Berlin

2008
219168 Hours“ Project show collaborative works Kettler / Flores
from 1986 – 2008. Installation, video, music.ARTkustik live performance a.i.p. Galerie, Berlin
Berliner Liste art fair sound installation, Actuistic painting and sound installation
Performance „Zeit“, Kettler / Flores.
Klunst“, Klang – Kunst – Konserve. solo exhibition, interactive sound installations
a.i.p galerie, Berlin
UND# 3, Karlsruhe group exhibition, sound installationen and Actuistic painting
Independent platform for contemporary art, Karlsruhe
Multiple choice” multiples and objects a.i.p. Galerie, Berlin

2007
Stringent“ solo exhibition,: Actuistic flash / reflection paintings/sound objects
a.i.p. Galerie, Berlin
Versprochen“ collaborative exhibition Kettler / Völker works to the theme “papesr”
sound installation and drawings. a.i.p. Galerie, Berlin
a.i.p. Documentation 07 Kassel” sound installation and paintings group exhibition
parallel to Documenta 12, Kassel
Sound Canvas“ collaborative lyrical sound experiments, Kettler/ Flores. a.i.p. Galerie, Berlin

2006
Actuismus IX,“ solo exhibition, painting and objects F.K. Gallery, Berlin
Actuistische Schrift und Klangbilder” (calligraphic sound paintings) sound installation with
live performance to the sound installation
„Tau wetter”. a.i.p. Galerie, Berlin
Polarität 1 “ painting and sound installation F.K. Gallery, Berlin
ARTkustik project:” mixed media music / sound presentation a.i.p. Galerie, Berlin
Actuististische Bildbeschreibungen und klanginstallationen“ solo exhibition, paintings
and sound installations to the theme Actuismus and depicition. a.i.p. Galerie, Berlin

2005
Klang Scharfe“ solo exhibition, multi channel sound installations. F.K.Gallery, Berlin
Presentation and production of diverse photo, video, sound installations Atelierhaus
Eiswerder, Berlin
Gemischte Gemüter” group exhibition, sculpture, works on canvas F.K. Gallery, Berlin

2004
Innenwelten – Außenwelten – Arbeitswelt - Lebenswelt
Presentation of recordings and video works from the industrial steel plant Peine, Salzgitter.
Realization planned for sound performance with live radio broadcasting in the city square Peine.
A contribution for the candidacy of the cultural capital region Braunschweig, 2010.
Actuismus und Klang“ solo exhibition, sound installations and Actuistic painting.
F.K. Gallery, Berlin
Kunst im kleinen format” paintings Heidreichs Kunsthandlung, Berlin

2003
Production and live braodcast of sound art radio show”Drop out” for public radio OKB Berlin.
Field recordings on industrial sites: BEHALA, U and S bahnBerlin,
Diverse recordings at Bodega Bay, Golden Gate Bridge,California.
Street Drwaing Performance on the Kaiser Wilhelm Gedächtniskirche”, Berlin.

2002
Klang Konvent” sound art presentation Atelierhaus, Eiswerder, Berlin

2001
First Actuistic exhibition painting, sound art, sculpture F.K. Gallery, Berlin
Video installations” Das Atelier, Berlin
From 1980 to 2000 over thirty solo and group exhibitions.