Marius Packbier (1982°) was born in Aachen (DE) and currently lives in Brussels (BE). He holds a Bachelors degree in Audiovisual Arts from Sint-Lukas (Brussels), as well as a Bachelors degree in Cultural Education (Hochschule Niederrhein, Mönchengladbach). In addition to his work as an audiovisual artist he is active as a social worker in a Brussels based psychiatric residence. In his oeuvre Marius examines representational practices that are structured by and give structure to physical and social formations. He focuses mainly on the perceptual relationship between medium and spectator to obtain an original digital aesthetic that presents us with a view not just of the surfaces of the material world but also of its architectonic principles.
In 2012 Marius founded the artists collective TRIPOT in collaboration with Aïlien Reyns to produce audiovisual artwork on the crossroads of societal critique, academic research and innovative narrative and audiovisual techniques. When in 2016 TRIPOT became a foundation, the groundwork was laid to become a broader and international artistic platform that in addition to the creation of its own work supports the production of fellow artists’ projects.