Project, Transform, Erase

Anthony McCall and Imi Knoebel

June 09-September 30, 2007

Anthony McCall and Imi Knoebel both have used deceptively simple projections with strikingly complex effects. You and I, Horizontal (2005), a digital projection — and recent SFMOMA acquisition — by McCall, draws on his 1970s-era solid-light film installations to create an engaging experience of light as a three-dimensional beam and wall animation. Projektion X (1971-72) and Projektion X Remake (2005), two versions of the same video concept by Knoebel, each feature a continuous stream of nighttime streetscapes, illuminated only by a powerful X-shaped beam of light.

The presentation of Imi Knoebel's work is made possible by the Goethe-Institut, San Francisco.

McCall, silhouette of man in front of projector

Anthony McCall, You and I, Horizontal, 2005; collection SFMOMA, Accessions Committee Fund; (installation view Institut d'Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne, France, 2006); photo: Blaise Adilon; © 2007 Anthony McCall