Rachel Khedoori (born 1964 in Sydney) lives in Los Angeles. She pursues an artistic strategy by which the two- and three-dimensional, what is lived and what is dreamed, what is seen and what is heard, as well as spatial and temporal experiences, are interwoven.
The films are staged in constructed rooms which transfer the projected images into three-dimensional space, and thereby include the viewers, who move about in the architectural constructions and the projections. The images in the film engage with real things in space: the projected images never show people so as to be able to incorporate the viewers in the exhibition space and thus populate the works. The space of memory, which is created by the projections, fuses with the actual space formed by the wooden constructions.
The artist is interested not just in investigating different spaces which are linked, but also in the medium of film itself. The cinematographic apparatus which is able to create new worlds of images and dreams is presented in a sculptural manner. The technical basis of cinema and film which enables them to simulate reality is staged: the projector, the 16mm film running in an endless loop, the screen positioned in the ”Black Box” are celebrated as protagonists in space. The conditions of production itself may be revealed to the extent that the projections show the actual film-set.
By interlinking reconstructed, filmed and re-filmed spaces and at the same time intertwining different time levels, Khedoori creates a metaphor for the intangibility of memory. The actual artistic objective is to blur borderlines between artistic media, form and content, production and reception, as well as the different realities perceived.
A catalogue is being published on the occasion of the exhibition containing an essay by Colin Gardner (Schwabe Verlag, German/English).