The Gallery (2008) by Christopher Baker

This is a new video of the developing project The Gallery by artist Christopher Baker. The Gallery is a collection of over 2000 solo online video testimonials shown simultaneously on a 40 x 10 foot screen. See below for the artist's concept behind the work.

Right now each video represents a lone, solitary actor speaking from a private space (homes, bedrooms, etc) into the world- the typical "video log". Ultimately, I'm interested in the way that contemporary technologies successfully produce a multiplicity of speakers...but fail to produce listeners. So the democratic power of technology seems fall short in this way. It's fine if everyone has a voice- there is power in that idea- but who is listening?