The Hospital Club asked us to create a multiple screen exhibition of video art in their main members’ lounge. The second floor lounge plays host to business and social meetings during the day, and functions as a livelier bar space in the evenings. The club’s curator wanted a striking exhibition which was also sympathetic to the various uses of the space.
We installed work by seven artists across three large scale projections and five small LCD monitors. Video painting is inherently a tranquil medium, and the careful selection of artwork ensured that the overall effect was a stunning sense of immersion blended with calm restraint which did not overpower the other functions of the space.
The projected images were created using white vinyl applied over the green painted walls to give a precisely cropped edge to the images. All projectors were ceiling mounted and hidden amongst the existing service ducts. The screens were wall mounted with concealed cabling. A central timer switch was used to automatically turn the displays on at 7am each morning, and off at 2am each night.