Spring 2000 International Artist-in-Residence Program

Technical Knockout

  • Spring 2000 International Artist-in-Residence Program
  • Exhibition Dates: Mar 09,2000 - Apr 16,2000
  • About the artist
  • TRose_proc_003_cropTracey Rose

    Tracey Rose was born in 1974 in Durban, South Africa and currently lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa. She received her B.A. in Fine Arts from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg in 1996. She has taught atRead more

About the exhibition

For ArtPace, Tracey Rose presents a new video installation. In her video, an onslaught of a boxer’s punches is projected onto the gallery’s wall. Layered images displace the location of the viewer and the subject as the boxer moves on and off the screen, in and out of the camera’s multiple views. By filming the blows with cameras embedded within an actual punching bag, Rose effectively positions the viewer as both the aggressor and the target. Her filmic inversion simultaneously implicates and empathizes the viewer. That the blows are thrown by Rose herself further complicates the installation’s point of view. Rose makes physical notions of oppression, questioning whether violence is projected inward or targeted outward.

With this video piece, Rose deconstructs and reconstructs the role of the individual in society, juxtaposing internal/external with personal/social. Rose reminds us of the importance of multiple perspectives, multiple identities and multiple visions in a changing, moving world.

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