Weight was a large-scale video installation, arranging four video projections and four televisions of various sizes throughout the gallery. Viewers were surrounded by stuttering sequences and asynchronous, rhythmic interactions of gestures, as Rauer leaps, jumps and crawls through the empty space of a blank, sunlit studio. The installation made it impossible to see all screens at once – or any screen in isolation. From rafter-mounted speakers, closely-miked recordings of similar movements hovered above the small scattered sounds emerging from television speakers. The gallery space was filled with creaky footsteps on a wood floor, bodily thuds and breathing.
8 video screens with multichannel sound
Jan. 13 – Feb. 15, 2013
The Art Gym at Marylhurst University, Portland, OR