RERUN / 2013
A series of video, installation and performance pieces, RERUN transforms the gallery space into a quaint and claustrophobic suburban household. Inside, a family’s visions and anxieties materialize in familiar objects and daily routines. Make yourself at home.
Collaborative works by Diana Li, Tanner Cook, Ren Ebel and Erina Alejo
Poster / Blueprint of the Home, created using Adobe Illustrator by Diana Li
This house acted as a space the artists actually lived in for the week long exhibition as part of their performance. During the reception, the performance continued as a birthday party with a large Costco cake and birthday hats.
"Visitors" also partook in an interactive performance, invited to document their experience at the house with FunSavers.
RERUN / Works by Diana:
Bathroom Shrine is a sacred narrow space emphasizing the claustrophobic nature of a home's bathroom. The claustrophobic site contrasts the infinite space created by the mirrors and leads up as a hallway to the centered toilet. Intimate air fresheners surround an erotic video installation of the family brushing their teeth, filling the sounds and smells of the room.
Lifetime - Infinity Mirrors
The Dump - Toilet & Paper Mache
Cleaning Tools - Video Installation
As an installation, the video works as a ritualistic piece in the RERUN household looping erotic gestures and brushing sounds to fill the space of the narrow Bathroom Shrine. An old portable television was used to display the video. Its drilling low quality sound emphasized the drilling and brushing of the teeth in the video, and its small screen both repulsed and drew in the viewer inside the sacred bathroom.
Shot with Canon T3i.
Edited with Final Cut Pro 7.