An exhibiton by Tim Otto Roth at Kunsthalle Jesuitenkirche, Aschaffenburg.
7. March 2020 - 14. June 2020
The exhibition is on show again since 12. Mai 2020.
The exhibitions of Tim Otto Roth – internationally renowned concept artist, composer and researcher into the phenomenon of shadows – are carefully crafted gesamtkunstwerke. Initially planned in parallel to the opening of the new Christian Schad Museum in Aschaffenburg, the adjacent Jesuit Church Art Gallery will be transformed by him into a corresponding environment: an organic dot pattern renders the tiled floor a walkable ornament, breathtaking shadow projections circulate in the vaults of what used to be a baroque church with Ravel's Gaspard de la Nuit playing, and the sounds of a water organ sculpture permeate the church room. This universal work of art (Universalkunstwerk) af-fecting all senses continually surprises in its manifold references to Schad's work. The spatial effect of dancing shadows and "spa-tial figurines" rethinks the Schadograph in the new millennium. Roth has developed a radically new artistic approach: shadows escape – in Schad's words – "the constraints of ordinary logic".
The foil figure that Christian Schad made for his series of shadow works welcomes the visitors in the exhibition space. Credit: Stefan Stark
Zuzana Zahradníková dances Scarbo pirouttant during the press conference. Credit: imachination projects
The water organ aura calculata. Credit: imachination projects
Visitors looking from the gallery in the exhibition space. Credit: imachination projects
The MaSo-Carpet consisting of more than 270.000 knots shows how one coloured knot in the middle of the starting row generated an ornamental pattern with self-similar elements. Credit: imachination projects
The production process of the carpet itself, as recorded in a video, is essential to the project and exhibition. Credit: imachination projects
Guillaume Apollinaire's poems inspiriered Les neuf portes de ton corps. Credit: Stefan Stark
Wednesday to Sunday: 10 am-5 pm
Tuesday 2 pm-8 pm
venue: Kunsthalle Jesuitenkirche |Pfaffengasse 26 | 63739 Aschaffenburg | Germany
An extended catalogue with contributions by Sebastian Baden, Thomas Richter and Barbara Maria Stafford has appeared at the art book publisher Kehrer. By its special stretched portrait format and its typography the sophisticated book echoes 19th century French lyrics publications.
Graphic design: Sascha Fronczek
Exhibition documentation: Stefan Stark, PhotoProduction