Steven Gagnon: Border Cruiser

Coming home from the Scope Art Fair on Saturday, I came across the work of artist Steven Gagnon in front of Front Room Gallery. His piece Border Cruiser is a mobile video installation in a former police car that presents a Brazillian’s story of entering the U.S. illegally and his struggles once in the country. I was able to talk to Steven for a bit about his use of video and objects as a storytelling medium. It was interesting to hear about the different ways in which participants experienced the installation in a public space versus a gallery setting. Many Williamsburg passerby’s stopped to walk around the piece and listen to the story. There are three other works created by Steven that also make use of cars to project video – Around the World in a NYC Taxi, Time Machine, and The Eins Werden Project.

Here’s a great video of Steven describing his latest installation.

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March 7, 2011   No Comments   Posted under Inspiration
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