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Light Industry: We Dig Repetition: Peter Roehr

By Mike Everleth ⋅ November 22, 2009

Audience at Light Industry

Nov. 24
7:30 p.m.
Light Industry
220 36th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenue), 5th Floor
Brooklyn, NY

Hosted by: Light Industry

Peter Roehr was a German artist who made collages in the ’60s made up of images and text cut out of magazines that were aligned in endlessly repeating rows. His films took brief clips from American TV commercials, which were then edited into repetitive loops, creating hypnotically entrancing works. Roehr also performed the same function with audio clips culled from radio advertising.

Due to his work with industrially made products and use of repetition, Roehr was frequently compared to Andy Warhol. While Roehr produced several hundred artworks, his career was tragically cut short when he died at the age of 23 in 1968.

Curator Mark Webber will present some of Roehr’s film and audio work:

Peter Roehr, Film-Montagen I-III, 16mm, 1965, 23 mins

Peter Roehr, Ton-Montagen I-II, audiotape, 1965, 60 mins

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