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.