Off the Wall: RothStauffenberg

January 26-September 2, 2007

RothStauffenberg is an artist team that consists of Christopher Roth and Franz Stauffenberg, both of whom live and work in Berlin, Germany. The duo work on the cusp of media, video and installation art, often combining elements from various mediums to create highly experiential environments. For this exhibition, RothStauffenberg has adapted existing pieces to reflect on the context of the IMA. The Carmen & Mark Holeman video gallery hosts a four-part installation that takes the viewer on a narrative journey, beginning with a multiple-screen film (taken from found footage) and traveling around the room, spotlighting other found objects and images. In the Off the Wall gallery, RothStauffenberg explores the idea of "in-between" time with their trademark Timecoded Wallpaper and artwork drawn from airplane "black box" recordings. Using image banks, feature films, and various recording devices, the artists undertake a nuanced consideration of the relationships between time, narrative, and memory.

Off the Wall features work by emerging or experimental artists in the third-floor atrium.

Carmen and Mark Holeman Gallery Vinyl on black wall

Off the Wall: RothStauffenberg

Bliss, 2002 (projection, looped)

Paris, London, Turin, Miami, 2003 (four Quartz clocks, wood)

00:02:23:14, 2000 (C-print)

Ford Himalaya, 2003 (toy car, Plexiglas)

Soundtrack by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Off the Wall: RothStauffenberg Indianapolis Museum of Art 4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, IN