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03/15/2011 04:15 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Highly Specific : Julien Gardair's Installation at the Invisible Dog in Brooklyn

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Julien Gardair - Camera Locus 2, La Chevelure, 2011 - The Invisible Dog, Brooklyn - Courtesy of the artist

It takes a while to fully embrace artist Julien Gardair's new site-specific installation, Camera Locus 2, in the basement of The Invisible Dog, a Brooklyn Art center.

First, you feel immersed (and a bit disoriented) in an enchanted grotto with flickering and colorful lights, rolling and moving forms and figures.

Gardair delved for a couple of weeks into the building's remains and history to gather ideas and visual elements in order to give life to new stories in this highly site-specific work that is very original both visually and conceptually.

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Julien Gardair - Camera Locus 2, La Chevelure, 2011 - The Invisible Dog, Brooklyn - Courtesy of the artist

The artist, using as he often does many constraints, creates an installation with projected light that redefines the entire architecture of the place. Each plane of the space (and at times the viewer's body) becomes an independent screen. With only one projector as the light source and the artist's multiple skills, the painted cave simultaneously put the viewer in a strong light and suck him up. The sound track of the piece, La Chevelure by Claude Debussy, sometimes deepens this impression of being on stage and at other times gives the feeling of being the witness to a strange, emotionally charged, pulsating story.

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Julien Gardair - Camera Locus 2, La Chevelure, 2011 - The Invisible Dog, Brooklyn - Courtesy of the artist

Information

Julien Gardair
Camera Locus 2, La chevelure
On view until April 3rd
Open Thursday to Saturday from 1 to 7pm and Sundays from 1 to 5pm
at
The Invisible Dog
51 Bergen Street
Brooklyn, NY
F or G trains to Bergen St stop
http://theinvisibledog.org/
http://www.juliengardair.com/

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