KÜNSTLERHAUS

BETHANIEN

Artist

Jared Theis

USA

Rainbow Road, Video/Animation, 3:30 min., 2016

The past four years I have been building a type of mythology that follows a group of characters through time and various stages of evolution. These investigations are realised through video, animation, performance and sculpture. I’m particularly interested in vulnerability and how organisms adapt to their surroundings. These creatures are driven by primal instincts and are adapted to varying landscapes. They are clad with armoured plates that mimic many of the features of the surrounding environment. I play the role of these characters, utilising sculptural suits that connect me to these spaces. The suit becomes a means of entering these worlds and exploring various states of being. During the performances I imagine myself as a survivalist being, enacting rituals that recall experiences that have long been forgotten to me.

STAY
15.10.2017 – 15.01.2018