An American artist is set to feature his solo exhibition of selected mixed media artwork this winter season in Chelsea, London.
Christopher Baker created a large scale collection of video diaries from throughout the internet featured at the Saatchi Gallery.
The exhibition is called Hello World! Or: How I Learned to Stop Listening and Love the Noise. There are roughly 5,000 videos forming a video installation. There is an individual voice over projected to an imagined audience from a private space environment. The multi-channel visual composition alternates between individuals and the group which allows the audience to be included in this magical sound experience.
The project is a meditation on the contemporary plight of democratic, participative media and the fundamental human desire to be heard. The artist Christopher Baker is interested in portraying how our lives are connected through networked lifestyles. Mr Baker said in an interview: ‘Primary to this task is an exploration of the ways we imagine and represent ourselves before audiences and the ways we navigate and abide in public space. With these interests at heart, large-scale video projections allow me to create works that fuse existing physical spaces with more ephemeral digital elements, resulting in revelatory and sometimes disorienting forms.’
This is the first time the exhibit will be shown in the UK at the Saatchi Gallery as the first ever screening room for film and video since the compilation was made in 2008. Saatchi Screen, in partnership with The Cadogan Estate and Hugo Boss.
The exhibit is free admission, located at Duke of York’s HQ SW3 4SQ King’s Road, London. The closest tube station is Sloane Square.
The exhibition commences 3 January 2012 – 28 February 2012.