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atb #06 | shadow of yourself

Megan Sullivan, Axel John Wieder

Opening Friday April 27th, from 7pm

Exhibition: April 28 – May 19th, 2007
Open Friday and Saturday 3-7pm or by appointment

“The shadow of a person, or a person’s face, is the weakest, the emptiest but at the same time, if the light was at a fair distance, if the light fell on a flat surface, which was adequately parallel, the truest and most precise image that can be made of a human being; the weakest because it is nothing positive, it is only something negative.”
(Johann Caspar Lavater, cited after Victor Stoichita: “A Short History of the Shadow”)

after the butcher – showroom for contemporary art – is delighted to present SHADOW OF YOURSELF, the first collaboratively developed exhibition and installation of Megan Sullivan and Axel John Wieder.

Since Plinius the shadow is a fundamental model of representation and served, for example in the drawing machines designed by Lavater, for popular image-making. From the shadow a special exactness was expected whereas at the same time it was seen as a copy of a copy, as false life from second hand. In contrast to other images the shadow generally is bound directly to the human body. Often it is the shadow, that reveals, the one who stands round the corner or behind the camera but in front of the light.

SHADOW OF YOURSELF by Megan Sullivan and Axel John Wieder uses the figure of the shadow to reflect the relations between subjectivity and imagery. The installation comprises of drawings, the remake of a silhouette-chair, texts and collages which are lighted in a way that their single elements become shady and layered.

Megan Sullivan was born in Stamford, Connecticut, USA.
Axel John Wieder is co-founder of the thematic bookshop Pro qm and since 2007 director of Künstlerhaus Stuttgart.

atb #01 | Inaugural Show

Concrete, Sausage and other Team Ghosts

Opening: May 27, 2006 6-9pm – from 10pm livemusic and party

Exhibition: May 28 – July 9, 2006
open: Friday 3-7 pm, Saturday 1-5 pm or by appointment


Endre Aalrust, Mohamed Abdullah, Björn Achilles, Gabriela Albergaria, Heather Allen, Markus Ambach, Oreet Ashery, Stefan Beck, Oliver Belling, Lucie Beppler, Bernadette Corporation, Wolfgang Betke, Michael Beutler, Christoph Blum, Henning Bohl, Karsten Bott, Axel Brandt, Lutz Braun, Frank Bubenzer, Ellen Cantor, Kerstin Cmelka, Copenhagen Free University, Stephanie Dedes, Heide Deigert, Emmanuel Depoorter, Stephan Dillemuth, Meike Dölp, Michael Dreher, Nicolaj Dudek, e. Twin Gabriel, Lukas Einsele, Thomas Erdelmeier, Annika Eriksson, Andreas Exner, Katja Eydel, Martin Feldbauer, Jochen Flinzer, Parastou Forouhar, Axel Gerber, April Gertler, Jeremy Glogan, Undine Goldberg, Natalie Grenzhaeuser, Stefan Gugerel, Alex Hamilton, Eva Haule, Hector Hazard, Axel Honer, Michael Kalmbach, Anne Kaminsky, Katharina Karrenberg, Annette Kierulf, Thomas Kilpper, Gisela Kleinlein, Barbara Klinker, Franziska Kneidl, Nuri Koerfer, Caroline Krause, Merle Krause, Dirk Krecker, Achim Lengerer, Janne Lervik, Britta Lumer, Ole Martin Lund Bø, Pili Madariaga, Lee Maelzer, Stefan Mannel, Minka Maslowski, Corinna Mayer, John McLeod, Eva-Christina Meier, Isa Melsheimer, Daniel Milohnic, Dan Mitchell, Tina Morhardt, Ariane Müller, Martin Neumaier, Paul Noble, Dogan Özdogan, Julia Oschatz, Dirk Paschke, Hans Petri, Jeannette Petri, Pfelder, Laure Prouvost, Josephine Pryde, Bianca Rampas, Barak Reiser, Jens Risch, Tomas Saraceno, Giovanna Sarti, Edwin Schäfer, Martin Schmidl, Manfred Schneider, Bernhard Schreiner, Thomas Schroeren, Christoph Schuller, Nora Schultz, Thomas Seidemann, Bettina Sellmann, Ernst Stark, Sarah Staton, Tal Sterngast, Josef Strau, Joulia Strauss, Astrid Stricker, Megan Sullivan, Susa Templin, Micki Tschur, Mathias Völcker, Silke Wagner, Klaus Weber, Suse Weber, Axel Wieder, Klaus Winichner, Susanne Winterling, Alexander Wolff, Simone Zaugg, Günter Zehetner, Florian Zeyfang

For the inaugural show we invited many friends and artists we personally know. Its title Concrete, Sausage and other Team Ghosts refers to two aspects – the history of the house and the football world championship (the official football of these championships is called “Teamgeist”).

Invitationcard (Drawing: Janne Lervik)

Further exhibitions 2006:

September/October: with Students of the “Freie Klasse” (free class) Universität der Künste Berlin

November/December: Jeremy Glogan, London