Eric Corriel:
Salon Vidéo

Exhibition Dates: December 21, 2014 – January 11, 2015
Showing daily, sundown to sunrise.

Garis & Hahn is pleased to present Salon Vidéo, an interactive three channel video installation by Eric Corriel.

The old French salons from the 18th and 19th centuries must have been a sight to see. Imagine dozens and dozens of artworks stacked flush against each other, from floor to ceiling, everywhere you looked. These salons are important for many reasons, but perhaps foremost among them is that they were the first major exhibitions to be open to the public, forever changing the relationship between art and its viewers.

Salon Vidéo, an interactive video installation that, in both spirit and form, brings the salon format to the 21st century.While the salons of 18th century France featured royal subjects and extravagant landscapes, Salon Vidéo democratizes both by featuring ordinary passersby as its subject and an ordinary urban street as its background. While the artworks in the salons took months if not years to produce, the imagery produced by Salon Vidéo goes by much faster as it doesn’t even last a second without changing. These are, of course, just a few of the most obvious differences. Much more importantly, they are unified in the act of bringing the public closer into the fold of the art world.