The latest salt installation is a 16 mm film by French artist Cyprien Gaillard, called “Cities of Gold and Mirrors.” This 9 minute film explores a parallel between binge drinking alcohol and bad architecture and how both leave us with a lasting hangover.
In an interview for Frieze, Gaillard said, “Cancun, in Mexico…is an example of the degredation that you find in humans and in a landscape. For many teenagers, a trip to Cancun is their first outside of America, but they couldn’t find it on a map. They come back after a week of binge drinking, and the Mayan architecture is just a blur, soaked in alcohol.” (“New Romantic,” Interview by Jonathan Griffin, Frieze, Issue 130 (April 2010): 85)
salt 3: Cyrpien Gaillard will be on display through August 21st.
salt is an on-going series of semi-annual exhibitions showcasing work by emerging artists from around the world. salt aims to reflect the international impact of contemporary art today, forging local connections to the global, and bring new and diverse artwork to the city that shares the program’s name.