Installing Video

I just saw the Mike Kelley show up at Gagosian and I really enjoyed the way video was used as a subtle way to animate the entire show. When you walk in you see a multi-colored film flat in the middle of the space and when you walk around it you see three flat screen monitors attached to the back. The monitors are hung in a portrait position rather than landscape and show quick clips from YouTube videos of suburbanites in peril interspersed throughout a tracking shot of colored vertical lines. The audio fills the entire gallery and gives a queasy kind of animate life to the paintings in the show. Anyway, I love discussing the different ways that videos are installed. Here's an image from the show:

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  • Reply by Deleted Member on April 16, 2010
    I really like the way Michelle Dizon has her video installed at CUE Art Foundation. That kind of three channel surrounding curve is really hard to both install and to sync. I think she did a great job with it. It's a really immersive experience.