Asalto Greenwich

Video Photo Info

Projector, multimedia player, USB, 19:41' video projection loop.

Dimensions: 16ft x 10ft

Video Credit: Daniel Canogar

Using methods of public intervention and video installation, Asalto Greenwich is a projection made for The J House Hotel in Greenwich, CT, that symbolically releases our fantasies of overcoming imposed obstacles in our lives. Engaging individuals as spectators and participants, a staged interaction takes place between a “stormed” site and collected imagery of a virtual public.

The video display content is the result of a public-participation performance, a signature method of the artist. Community members and hotel employees performed over a green-screen surface while being captured by Canogar’s over-head video camera. They were first asked to crawl, and then encouraged to be creative. The result is a dynamic video animation featuring the local Greenwich community in both realistic and abstract forms.

Asalto is born from a desire by the artist to have viewers project themselves, literally and metaphorically, onto their immediate environments.