Peter Rauch’s solo exhibition opening
Peter Rauch solo exhibition opens in Delavski dom Trbovlje, 11 June at 6 pm
Today in frames of Photonic Moments festival the exhibition opening and visual performance will take place in Delavski dom Trbovlje:
PETER RAUCH: Objects and Events
Monday, 11 June at 6 pm
Nova galerija, Delavski dom Trbovlje
Peter Rauch’s photography contains “something” that – as an unpleasant gift of sorts – creeps into the viewer who complies with the wish of the image.
This “something” can be revealed precisely because the images, searched for and selected by the photographer, represent the familiar, the unattractive or the banal, while at the same time they are not undemanding. They state nothing but what they are. This clarity makes it possible for latency to gradually disappear and give way to an unpleasant sense of foreboding during observation. While looking at these images, we are gradually inhabited by unease.
The photographer prepared an event in which photography and performance were brought into play – a performance of photographic production. One medium moved into the other and out of it again in an interesting way. In Objects and the Event, the event about transfers between means of expression has been transformed into the images of images that depicted the event. What the photographer was left with after the event became the material for the staging you are observing in its new incarnation – in photography. The experience no longer exists, whereas the images have been re-mediated so many times that their signified has become dubious for the viewer. The sense of instability that pervades the viewed produces the unease that distinguishes Rauch’s photography.