TILO&TONI | U can't touch this

On the occasion of the solo show In the Woods the Waterfall is rushing by the German artistic duo TILO&TONI, hosted by METRONOM from 2 March to 27 April 2019, the artists' limited edition publication U can’t touch this will be available at the Gallery space or by email (info@metronom.it).

U can’t touch this is a pictorial story which only consists of one narrative hook.
Seizing the idea of a record getting caught, the introduction is being looped repeatedly without continuing the story with regards to content. Once upon a time there was a woman STOP! Once upon a time there was a woman STOP! And again! The differences unfold in the individual chapters and thus the dramatic composition of the whole piece. Moreover, déjà vu experiences are triggered because individual pictures recur either ordinarily or in a slightly altered form. This technique is borrowed from musical minimalism which operates with an aesthetic of indifference. The overall theoretical topic of TILO&TONI is the image. Where do the images come from? Images are not simply made up. One is rather influenced by the surrounding images.The title references to the aesthetic of Battle-Rap in the 90s.


Tilo&Toni is an artist duo founded in 2015 in Siegen, Germany.
After an apprenticeship in stonemasonry, they studied sculpture, painting and photography at University of Siegen, graduating in 2017 from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. They were selected for Die Grosse (2017), plat(t)form Winterthur (2017), European Photography Award (2016), Art Award of University Siegen (2012 and 2014) and winner of fotopub festival prize (2015). TILO&TONI exhibited their work in international institutions, such as Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen (2013); Kunstverein Malkasten, Düsseldorf (2014); Kunstraum, Düsseldorf; Saar Gallery, Saarbrücken (2015); Fondazione Fotografia, Modena; Metronom, Modena; Studio47 and puntWG Amsterdam; HGB Gallery, Leipzig; Kunstverein Siegen (2016); Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf (2017).


U can’t touch this
Edit and Designed by Tilo&Toni
Cover by Leonie Hennicke
27 cm x 36 cm
40 pages
Edition of 500
Publication date: September 2016
€25.00 / 22£ / 31$
ISBN 978-88-9134-4-8

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