Exhibitions
Exhibition view, Thomas Eller, 2001

THOMAS ELLER – RAPID-SLEEP

11 May - 23 June 2001

Curated by Sabine Gamper

Exhibition view, Thomas Eller, 2001

Exhibition view, Thomas Eller, 2001

The video art of Thomas Eller, a 25-year-old South Tyrolean artist gives origin to a game between reality and irrationality, between the one reality and the many possible realities. The positive perception falls apart like in a kaleidoscope originating a new grey area, a no-man’s-land, which must still be defined. His installations question reality so that it seems paradoxical. You can see his work “TRAFFIC PART/ONE”, composed of six different film segments. On every screen an actor plays different situations of life: he rides a motorbike on a winding street, pilots a plane, runs in a city centre etc. Moreover you can see individual and mass movements at the JFK airport in New York: contemporary tendencies of globalisation and mobility, connections between social structure and architecture, incessant and unique vibrations. To complete the picture his video shows the continuous movement of an industrial shock absorber. Everything is in movement – nothing can be stopped. “rapid sleep” – with a reference to dreams that connect reality and fiction, slow and fast pictures, and the confusion of actions with the urgency of pictures.

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