You! A project by Thomas Eller and Andreas M. Kaufmann

Press Release

June 3 - July 2 1995

rum Västergatan 23 21121 Malmö Sweden
tel +46 - 40 - 30 72 77, fax +46 - 40 - 23 35 10

opening: Saturday, June 5 1995, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Thomas Eller and Andreas M. Kaufmann have joined forces in a project specially designed for the physical parameters of the exhibition space.

In the center of the virtually cubic, darkened room is a rack containing two slide projectors, one above the other. A mechanism devised by Kaufmann enables each of them to rotate round its own axis without the encumbrance of a power line. The two projectors face in opposite directions, and both project a photographic self-portrait of Thomas Eller on the walls of the room. The two figures seem to be making a slight movement in the same direction as the projectors, enhancing the dynamic aspect of the moving projections.

Attached to a wall of the room is a sculpture a photograph of Thomas Eller again, glued on aluminum and cut out. The photograph of this figure is identical with one of the projected photographs. Since they are also the same size, the projection overlaps the sculpture for a brief moment during its rotation.

The interaction of the moving projection and the static sculpture makes the viewer experience a multiple refraction of the space. The installation generates various moments of experience. In the first place the viewer finds himself caught in the middle of an imaginary duel between two opponents who are facing one another. And he might also feel hemmed in by the moving projections and get the impression that there is no escape from this "vicious circle".

You! was curated and organized by Jan Winkelmann.

With the financial support of the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (Institute for Foreign Affairs).


Thomas Eller
Born 1964 in Coburg/Germany
Lives in Berlin/Germany

Solo Exhibitions (Selection)
1995 Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg/Germany (cat.)
1994 Contemporary Art Center of Lithuania, Vilnius/Lithuania
Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen/Germany (cat.)
1993 Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum, Aachen/Germany (cat.)
ID-Galerie, Düsseldorf/Germany
1992 Galerie vier, Berlin/Germany (cat.)
1990 Galerie Anselm Dreher, Berlin/Germany

Group Exhibitions (Selection)
1994 Ich - 4mal vielmals, Städtische Ausstellungshalle am Hawerkamp, Münster/Germany
MEMENTO. Positionen zeitgenössischer Kunst aus Berlin. Galerie hlavniho mesta
Prahy, Prague/Czech Republic; Berlinische Galerie, Berlin/Germany (cat.)
1992 Korrespondenzen, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin/Germany (cat.)
TIEFGANG. Bildräume im Schlossbunker, Mannheim/Germany (cat.)
1991 Interferenzen. Westberlin 1960-90, Riga/Latvia (cat.)

Andreas M. Kaufmann
Born 1961 in Zurich/Switzerland
Lives in Duisburg und Münster/Germany

Solo Exhibitions (Selection)
1995 Galerie Hänel, Frankfurt am Main
1994 Kunsthalle Recklinghausen/Germany (cat.)
Kunstverein Ahlen/Germany
1993 Städtische Ausstellungshalle am Hawerkamp, Münster/Germany (cat.)
Museum of Modern Art, Saitama und Sagacho Exhibit Space, Tokyo/Japan
Galerie Brigitte March, Stuttgart/Germany
1987 Galerie Monschauer, Cologne/Germany

Group Exhibitions (Selection)
1995 Wilhelm-Lehmbruck-Stipendiaten, Wilhelm-Lehmbruck-Museum, Duisburg/Germany (cat.)
1994 Art Hotel: 60 Rooms with a View, Amsterdam/The Netherlands
1993 Bright Light. International Contemporary Art, Schloß Presteneck, Neuenstadt/Germany
1992 TIEFGANG. Bildräume im Schlossbunker, Mannheim/Germany (cat.)
Mythos Rhein, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen/Germany (cat.)
1991 Forum Junger Kunst, Kunsthalle Kiel, Museum Bochum/Germany (cat.)