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.

The Air Between The Fingers

The Air Between The Fingers

Video Performance, 4:17min, 1920x1080px, 2015
A Finger Performance in 25 Layers. Each Layer is shifted for 0.5 seconds

The Hummerbichler Series

The Hummerbichler Series

3 Videoperformances, 16:9, 2:23 min, 4:03 min, 3:49 min, Sound, 2014

For these short videos the character of the Hummerbichler has been developed. The whole scenes are coloured in an intesive red with a strange figure exploring abandoned areas. The Hummerbichler is continuously transforming his appearance while investigating an unknown habitat. He is a kind of alien trying to orientate himself. No answers will be given.

This Is My Voice

This Is My Voice (My Weapon of Choice)

Videoperformance, 3:50min, 16:9, Sound, 2010

The video performance “This Is My Voice (My Weapon Of Choice)” 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. This video is a result of an intense speech thearpy by the artist.

A Taste of Bench

A Taste of Bench

Videoperformance, mini DV, DVD, 2:01min, 16:9, Sound, 2010

The video “A Taste of Bench“ shows 126 pictures a performance. A man explores a bench by putting his body in relation to it. The process of moving to each position is changing his relationship to and the perception of the bench.