For his exhibition at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Eric Baudelaire created a new video work entitled Walked The Way Home, which is based on observations of the growing presence of armed soldiers in the urban space of various European cities as a result of terrorist attacks. The soldiers, filmed from varying angles, are shown immediately next to civilians, so that the contrast between the two groups of persons stands out clearly, creating a surreal atmosphere. Baudelaire employs slow motion and for the soundtrack of the video uses a disturbing composition by Rome-based American pianist and composer Alvin Curran, also the title is inspired by a Curran piece from 1973. Baudelaire made his first observations of military presence in the urban space on his way home from his studio in Paris and continued these observations in Rome, where he currently stays as part of a scholarship at the French Academy in the Villa Medici.
Opening: Friday, March 2, 7pm