Photographs by Rolf Koppel. Essay by Peter Weiermair.
Fotohof, Salzburg, 2000. 115 pp., 55 Black-and-White illustrations, 10½x11½".
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"Central to the underlying thematic orientation of Rolf Koppel's opus are the identity of the individual and the examination of the body as tools of expression. The artist shares an interest in sources from mythology, history, art history, and sculpture. Reenactment and adaptation of the fictional create the content of the photographic seance. Eros and sex are the dominant themes, an inevitable consequence of a no-holds-barred approach to a critical examination of human gender roles; Yet equally important is the transposition of the body and its actions into the two-dimensional image as the erotic object of a yearning for identity.