Michel Auder’s fragmented, layered videos document and reimagine everyday existence. The artist began letting his camera roll on friends, family, strangers, and his environment in the late 1960s and soon developed a near-constant filming practice. The resulting thousands of hours of footage—shot on devices ranging from the first portable recorders to mobile phone cameras—include biographical portraits, travelogues, and images shot directly from television screens. Auder regularly reconfigures his vast archive of visual information; Untitled (I was looking back to see if you were looking back at me to see me looking back at you) combines recently filmed video and new edits of previously shown material. These voyeuristic and intimate chronicles highlight how technologies of representation suspend us within systems of watching and being watched that are simultaneously habitual, desirous, and coercive.
Michel Auder’s work is on view in the Museum’s second floor galleries.
Academy Records and Matt Hanner
Ei Arakawa and Carissa Rodriguez
Robert Ashley and Alex Waterman
Lisa Anne Auerbach
Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Véréna
Paravel, and Sensory Ethnography Lab
Critical Practices Inc.
Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst
Radamés “Juni” Figueroa
Gaylen Gerber with David Hammons,
Sherrie Levine, and Trevor Shimizu
Tony Greene curated by Richard
Hawkins and Catherine Opie
Yve Laris Cohen
My Barbarian (Malik Gaines, Jade Gordon
and Alexandro Segade)
Sara Greenberger Rafferty
Steve Reinke with Jessie Mott
Valerie Snobeck and Catherine Sullivan
Charline von Heyl
David Foster Wallace