In Trying To | Luser Berger


January 9–28, 2016 | White Gallery

Reception: Saturday, January 9, 2016 | 6–8pm

Curated by Maggie Heath

Luser Berger is comprised of four artists from Western Massachusetts. Since 2014 they have been taking intentional vacations together to contemplate the relevance of intentional vacations.

“You cannot dream yourself into a character: you must hammer and forge yourself into one.”
—Henry David Thoreau

At the end of last summer, Luser Berger was invited to vacation at an idyllic lake house. They spent a week relaxing, drinking, plotting, swimming, kayaking, cooking and documenting. Discussions were had around the subject of Luser Berger himself and what exactly his perspective on the vacation would be.

This two channel video installation is an attempt to shape Luser Berger’s perspective on what he saw at the lake. A tinkerer of his own home movies, Luser was equal parts puzzled and delighted by the opportunity to record life at the lake house.

He was alone but content in relishing the great outdoors and the summer sun, yet thwarted by his obsession to capture the perfect shot. Somewhere over the course of the week, Luser Berger’s documentation shifted toward the liminal space between collective and singular experience.