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

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.

WHITE_BOX_OPEN_SPACE

WHITE_BOX_OPEN_SPACE

Photography, each 45x30cm, Social Media (Instagram), model, 2016 – ongoing
Since the opening of his WHITE_BOX_OPEN_SPACE gallery, Roland Wegerer has been showing a series of space-consuming installations, using digital space in the process. In the online gallery, proportions change and everyday objects are elevated to the status of exhibits solely through their positioning. WHITE_BOX_OPEN_SPACE is an experiment with shifts in meaning and a critical examination of the art system. Here, perception, validity and success are only a question of dimension and perspective. The actual art in this game between reality and image, however, is the digital image, its reception and its distribution. Wegerer playfully explores the potential of social media as a means of self-empowerment for artists. An Instagram direct link becomes an admission ticket to a globally available exhibition space, terminals with online access to visualization tools.

This Is My Voice

This Is My Voice

Video performance, app. 500x300cm, 8:05 min, HD, sound, 2010

The video performance “THIS IS MY VOICE” shows a stuttering chorus. Ten choreographically identical speech performances are shown simultanously. The irritation caused by the stuttering sound results in a new onomatopoetic sound.
Installationview: Electric Walls, On the Ground Floor, Los Angeles (USA)
Installationview: Electric Walls, On the Ground Floor, Los Angeles (USA)
Installationview
Installationview

The White Digger

The White Digger

Video installation, wooden construction, 2.0 x 1.5 m, DVD, Mini DV, 15:32min, 4:3, sound, 2008

A face on a bed of flour starts to dig itself into the pile. By repeatedly blowing the flour is moved to the side and goes up like a fountain. The flour covers the head and the back and turns into an abstract entity. The flour as a cultural asset and the existential process of breathing combine to create a homogeneous cyclic process.
Installationview: „Best off 08“, Kunstuniversität Linz, Linz (A)
Installationview: „Best off 08“, Kunstuniversität Linz, Linz (A)
Installationview; das weisse haus, Vienna (A), 2009
Installationview; das weisse haus, Vienna (A), 2009

How To Go Through Something You Can’t See​

How To Go Through Something You Can't See

Video installation, video projected on shop windows, 2,8 x1, 5m, 21:34 min (loop), 16:9, no sound, 2007

A larger than life face rubs on the window glass. The glass of shop windows is a barrier which must always be clean and not contaminated. Touching the glass is a taboo. Shop windows are more and more secured with alarm systems. The boundary between inside and outside is almost invisible and impenetrable. By the pressure and the friction that is exerted on the glass, the face looks distorted. Additionally body fat and saliva make the window dirty.
Installation view: Schaurausch, OK Offenes Kulturhaus upper Austria with Linz 2009 european cultural capital, Linz (AT), May 2007
Installation view: Schaurausch, OK Offenes Kulturhaus upper Austria with Linz 2009 european cultural capital, Linz (AT), May 2007
Installationview:
PROTECHT, CASS – Bank Space Gallery, London (UK)
Installationview: PROTECHT, CASS – Bank Space Gallery, London (UK)

Ich bin kein Fisch

Ich bin kein Fisch

(I’m Not a Fish)
Video / video installation, DVD, Mini DV, 3’30min (Loop), 4:3, Sound, 2006

This video performance shows the artist trying to enter the water as a new habitat. Because of his anatomical characteristics it is not possible for him to remain for a longer periode of time under water. The absurdity and the failure of these attempts are also intensified by turning the video upside down.
Installation view: Tiefenrausch, OK Offenes Kulturhaus upper Austria with Linz 2009 european cultural capital, Linz (AT), May 2008
Installation view: Tiefenrausch, OK Offenes Kulturhaus upper Austria with Linz 2009 european cultural capital, Linz (AT), May 2008