BRIE RUAIS Information  

Video still of making "Push Up, 132 lbs", Artist's Studio, 2013

Video still of making "Spreading Outward From Center, 132 lbs", Artist's Studio, 2016

"Spreading Outward from Center"
Score for "Other Women's Bodies, 2015-2016”

You have a pile of white clay on the floor.  
The weight of the clay is equal to your body’s weight.
You have 15 minutes to complete this movement/score.
Kneel into the pile, using this pile as your center point.
Maintain this central position as you rotate.  
Spread the clay outwards in all directions, radially.
Feel your body's natural position in this gesture.
The limit of the outward spreading gesture is the distal reach of your body.
Always keep a part of your body (knees, feet) fixed in the center.
Spread this clay ground as if making a pie crust.  
The mound gets flattened and thinner as you spread it outward.
Apply enough pressure to skim the surface of the floor without breaking through the clay.
Stop when you have found the clay's limit of your distal reach, or 15 minutes have passed.


Scraped Body Vessel, 130lbs, 2016

Video still "Shore of LA River, 130lbs", 2016

Stretched Horizon, 130lbs, 2016

Spreading out from Center, 128lbs, Test For Other Women's Bodies, 2015

Installation at Mesler/Feuer
"Unzipped Line and Circle (Black and White), 400 lbs, and "Unzipped Line and Circle (Raw Color), 400 lbs
Stationary Forward Spread (Burnt Silver), 132lbs

Installation at Mesler/Feuer
"Double Unzipped, 450 lbs"

"Rammed 3, 132 lbs", and "Rammed 2, 132 lbs", 2015

"Area Whole, 300 lbs.", 2014                                                           "Single Unzipped, 300 lbs.", 2014

"Raked Open, 132lbs", 2014. Glazed ceramic, hardware. 44x46x4 inches

"Two Gather (Two Pushes Merged), 268 lbs.", 2015                                      “Corner Push, 132lbs (Metallic)” 2014