Obstacles - Roland Wegerer - Bad Hall

Obstacles

Obstacles

Videoperformance, 6:38min, 1920x1080px, 50fps, Sound, 2019

By using existing furnishings in the studio, different methodes of performace-based investigations were executed. You can watch back and forth in time simultanously for five seconds. These technique allows to show and listen to traces of time, movement and sound.
“Obstacles” was developed, recorded and post produced during an Artist In Residency in Bad Hall.
Supported by the goverment of Upper Austria.

Vegetationszirkel

Vegetationszirkel

Vegetationszirkel

Vegetation Circle
Installation, Bucket, Concrete, Meadow, 2019

In his ring-like installation, Roland Wegerer shows a flowing panorama of vegetation stages. Buckets are used to cover grass for some weeks. Then they are exposed to sunlight and weather again. The segment with buckets is moved one position further in the circle each week.
Ansicht 4_Größenveränderung
Installationview: Botanical Garden Linz, Linz /A), 2019

Bogenharfe

Bogenharfe 2

Arc harp 2 (Sound And Vision)
Video Performance, 21:15min, 16:9, 1920x1080px, Sound, 2018 (excerpt)

Experimental Live Sound Performance with public Instrument “Arc Harp” by Josef Baier.
Tools: wooden cooking spoons.

Selfglitch

Selfglitch

Digital Collages, C-Print, 30×30 cm, 2018

This series takes the phenomenon of the Selfies a step further. The artist transforms and deforms his selfie by using apps on his mobile phone. Questions about image, storytelling and self-optimization are ignored. These images asking about self-image-deconstruction and self-reflectation by looking in a “mirror”.

Audiolandschaft Pongau

Audiolandschaft Pongau

Audiolandscape Pongau
Digital archive, sound, website, 2018

An  acoustic walk

 

“We can hear even before we’re born. The idea of “hearing the land” convinced the jury. Everything has its sound, every tree, every drop of water, even the motorway. A wonderful confrontation with a region in Salzburg that is documented, recorded and continued, and also with the consequence of depicting the contrasts of seeing and hearing”.

from the jury statement for the competition “Wahre Landschaft”, Land Salzburg, 2018

 

A combination of photography and sound recordings creates a modern landscape that can be visited at the website. 

More than 50 soundscapes habe been taken in the region of Pongau, combined with simultanously taken images. The archive is published on a website.

The region of Pongau is part of the state Salzburg in Austria.

This map shows all recording points:

Passè

Passè

Site-specific Installation, app, 60x80x230cm, Fabric, Wood, Engine, rotating mechanism, former Anton-Bruckner-University in Linz, 2017 

Passè shows an abstract dancer in a ballet position called Passè. This installation was settled in the former Anton-Bruckner-University in Linz just before it was rebuilt. This was a place where students got their education in music, dancing and acting. This rotating figure is a silent goodbye for this house.
Burning lens Winter edition

Burning Lens – Snow Edition

Burning Lens - Snow Edition

Digital photography, C-Prints, var. dim., 2018

Burning Lens – Snow Edition is a series of photographs taken in winter 2017/18. With long term exposures (2 to 6 sec.) and precise choreography of the artist these photographs are showing some painting qualities. They are documenting time-based impression when you are moving your head quickly in a winterlandscape.

Audiolandschaft Strudengau

Audiolandschaft Strudengau

Audiolandscape Strudengau
Digital archive, sound, website, 2017


An  acoustic walk

The region of Strudengau is a wild and romantic countryside along the Danube in Ober-  and Niederösterreich (upper and lower Austria). The Strudengau is a historic countryside, well known for its former danube trumoils. Now its an inside, nearly forgotten tip for hikers and slow tourism. AUDIOLANDSCHAFT STRUDENGAU is presenting this artificial landscape in an auditive way.

A combination of photography and sound recordings creates a modern landscape. The wild water of the Danube (the region is called after this former dangerous zone) is under control, but the Strudengau continues its way. Calm, sharp and  unstoppable.

More than 100 soundscapes taken in the region of Strudengau (upper / lower Austria), combined with simultanously taken images. The archive is published on a website.