Pfeifer & Kreutzer (DE) L'emur

2020, kinetic sculpture

Two windscreen wipers wipe or “stroke” an imitation of fur.

Towards the middle, the mechanism wipes the fur smooth, but immediately afterwards the movement goes in the opposite direction, against the grain, and raises the fur again – a constant movement with and against the grain. The fur is being stroked in a loving way, but at the same time the wipers are causing abrasion.

Pfeifer & Kreutzer (DE)

Pfeifer & Kreutzer is a conceptual artist duo. They live and work in Munich and Reichelsheim in Odenwald, Germany. They met and started working together in Munich during their studies. Anne Pfeifer (b. 1987) studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich in the classes of Prof. Axel Kasseböhmer and Prof. Jorinde Voigt, who was also her MA supervisor. Bernhard Kreutzer (b. 1986) studied at the University of Television and Film Munich, Department III – Feature Film and Television Feature. Since the beginning of their collaboration, they have been part of numerous national and international exhibitions. In 2019, they were selected for a three-month artist residency in Gwangju, South Korea. In 2021, the Kunstverein Mönchengladbach in Germany organized a solo exhibition of the artist duo.