The word “carousel”, designating the rotating tray of a slide projector, is projected 81 times on the wall. Each slide shows the printed word – an exact replica of the original Kodak Carousel logo – under different angles, as if revolving on itself, moving through the surface of the wall. Step by step, it turns in perspective and away until achieving a 360° revolution. One has the feeling that the word follows the movement of the carousel. The rotating image tells a never ending, looping story about time and space.

Engaging issues of self-reflexivity, illusionism, narrative and cinema, the work of Alexander Gutke is marked by a mystical materialism. Through analytically investigating the composition of devices such as cameras and slide projectors, he valorizes their unseen mechanisms as fertile spaces for the imagination.