Roth

Christopher Roth
March 17 – April 13, 2012

Pinboard, 2012 (left)

Printed websites, facebook profiles
The artist searched the web for persons named Christopher Roth. A selection was printed and glued to the wall. The images included: pictures from daily life situations, news from digital newspapers, advertisements, personal and professional information mixed together, creating a confusing combination of different personalities all identically named.

 

Rot Means Red In German and Roth Doesn't Mean Anything, 2012 (wall, back)

Printed fabric, hanging cords

The work shows a map of the US states in different colors: red, pink, violet, green, yellow. The color chart indicates the percentage of the population named Roth in each state. 

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Pinboard, 2012
Printed websites, facebook profiles
The artist searched the web for persons named Christopher Roth. A selection was printed and glued to the wall. The images included: pictures from daily life situations, news from digital newspapers, advertisements, personal and professional information mixed together, creating a confusing combination of different personalities all identically named.

 

Hatchet, 2012 (wall, back, left)
Axe
The work consists of an axe embedded in the wall. It refers to a horror movie by another person called Christopher Roth.

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

From left to right:

 

Hilton Garden Inn, 2012 (detail of the print)

Wooden pedestal (red), plastic water bottle, two glasses, two napkins, Canadian bank notes, hotel key, bill, framed inkjet print 
Scissors, 2012
Wooden pedestal, metal scissors, paper, framed inkjet print

Please call Dr. Ram, 2012 (detail of the print)
Wooden pedestal, paper, two glass jars with pills, framed inkjet print

Taj Palace, 2012
Wooden pedestal, fabric bag, paper envelope, wooden shoetrees, framed inkjet print

Various utilitarian belongings of persons named Christopher Roth are arranged on red or white painted pedestals. The items have also been photographed from an overhead perspective and these are mounted on the wall.

 

Pinboard, 2012 (pillar)
Printed websites, facebook profiles
The artist searched the web for persons named Christopher Roth. A selection was printed and glued to the wall. The images included: pictures from daily life situations, news from digital newspapers, advertisements, personal and professional information mixed together, creating a confusing combination of different personalities all identically named.

 

Rot Means Red In German and Roth Doesn't Mean Anything, 2012 (wall, back)

Printed fabric, hanging cords

The work shows a map of the US states in different colors: red, pink, violet, green, yellow. The color chart indicates the percentage of the population named Roth in each state. 

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Rot Means Red In German and Roth Doesn't Mean Anything, 2012

Printed fabric, hanging cords

The artist searched the web for persons named Christopher Roth. The work shows a map of the US states in different colors: red, pink, violet, green, yellow. The color chart indicates the percentage of the population named Roth in each state. 

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Hilton Garden Inn, 2012 (detail of the print, left)

Wooden pedestal (red), plastic water bottle, two glasses, two napkins, Canadian bank notes, hotel key, bill, framed inkjet print 
 
Scissors, 2012
Wooden pedestal, metal scissors, paper, framed inkjet print
 

Please call Dr. Ram, 2012 (detail of the print, second from right)
Wooden pedestal, paper, two glass jars with pills, framed inkjet print

 

Taj Palace, 2012 (right)
Wooden pedestal, fabric bag, paper envelope, wooden shoetrees, framed inkjet print
 

Various utilitarian belongings of persons named Christopher Roth are arranged on red or white painted pedestals. The items have also been photographed from an overhead perspective and these are mounted on the wall.

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

 

Please call Dr. Ram, 2012 (floor, left, and opposite wall)

Wooden pedestal, paper, two glass jars with pills, framed inkjet print

 

Christopher Roth/ Claude Parent, 2012 (wall, left)

Framed dedication and red wall

 

Christopher Roth, 2012 (back, floor and wall)

Wooden plinth (red), books and DVDs, framed inkjet print

 

Hilton Garden Inn, 2012 (center and right wall)

Wooden pedestal (red), plastic water bottle, two glasses, two napkins, Canadian bank notes, hotel key, bill, framed inkjet print 
 
Scissors, 2012 (floor and wall, right, back)
Wooden pedestal, metal scissors, paper, framed inkjet print
 

Taj Palace, 2012 (floor and wall, right, front)
Wooden pedestal, fabric bag, paper envelope, wooden shoetrees, framed inkjet print

 

Various utilitarian belongings of persons named Christopher Roth are arranged on red or white painted pedestals. The items have also been photographed from an overhead perspective and these are mounted on the wall.

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Hilton Garden Inn, 2012 (detail)

Wooden pedestal (red), plastic water bottle, two glasses, two napkins, Canadian bank notes, hotel key, bill, framed inkjet print
 

Various utilitarian belongings of persons named Christopher Roth are arranged on red or white painted pedestals. The items have also been photographed from an overhead perspective and these are mounted on the wall.

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Please call Dr. Ram, 2012 (detail)
Wooden pedestal, paper, two glass jars with pills, inkjet print
Various utilitarian belongings of persons named Christopher Roth are arranged on red or white painted pedestals. The items have also been photographed from an overhead perspective and these are mounted on the wall.

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Meine Eltern In 3D, 2012
HD film, 2 channels, sofa
The work consists of a sofa from which spectators can view a film showing the artist's parents, long time divorced, talking about Christopher Roth's horror movie, while themselves sitting on a sofa. Simultaneously the horror movie is projected on the adjacent wall.

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Meine Eltern In 3D, 2012
HD film, 2 channels, sofa
The work consists of a sofa from which spectators can view a film showing the artist's parents, long time divorced, talking about Christopher Roth's horror movie, while themselves sitting on a sofa. Simultaneously the horror movie is projected on the adjacent wall.

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Roth

Christopher Roth
March 17 – April 13, 2012
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"Bestselling horror novelist Christopher Roth feels in need of a change, the gruesome ideas in his novels are starting to take over his dreams..." Amazon.com about Christopher Roth

 

I want to know who I am.

This is an exhibition about myself.

 

In February, exactly ten years ago, the psychoanalyst Slavoj Žižek sat next to me. There were four or five people on a panel talking about film and terrorism and a documentary filmmaker said he wanted to show the inner life of terrorists in his film. That was too much for Žižek. He shouted that inside is nothing, you wouldn‘t find anything. Only shit. He was really upset. He had a bad cold that day and was breathing heavily. When calming down he looked up to the sky and said: "The truth is always outside. That‘s where you have to look. That‘s where the truth is. Like X-Files."

 

I have gone on a quest.

I didn‘t look inside into the darkness of my soul like the romantics would do—I looked outside. 

I wanted to find myself.

Starting where I probably come from.

I have found parents.

I came across books that I have written.

Films that I have made.

Later I found shirts that I had lost and medication that was never picked up by me.

There is even evidence that I disappeared. In Delhi and in France.

DHL claims that I do not exist.

I stumbled on crime that I have probably committed. For some I am still wanted.

Now I await the police.

 

Christopher Roth

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