You can watch the documentation of the recent Brigitta Bödenauer‘s audiovisual performance at WRO thru the end of the year. The event was a continuation of the activities initiated by the artist in 2017 during her stay in Wroclaw within the residency program for artists based in Austria.
In We won’t close our umbrellas Bödenauer uses electronically processed field recordings, collected, among others, during the demonstrations in defense of women’s rights that were taking place in Wroclaw during her residency. The performance, to which the artist invites residents of Wroclaw, takes place in the installation space built of backlit and shading skeletons of umbrellas that create a kind of an organo-technical structure. The use of reflectors with lenses and moving light sources, operated viewers—co-creators of the performance, makes the scaled and enlarged shadows of the metal structure give the impression of an unsettling, living organism.
The event at WRO Art Center is preceded by collecting of old umbrellas which built up the installation!