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SELECTED WORKS BY Christopher Baker

Hello World! Or: How I Learned to Stop Listening and Love the Noise

Hello World! Or: How I Learned to Stop Listening and Love the Noise

Hello World! Or: How I Learned to Stop Listening and Love the Noise

Hello World! Or: How I Learned to Stop Listening and Love the Noise

Hello World! Or: How I Learned to Stop Listening and Love the Noise

Christopher Baker
Hello World! or: How I Learned to Stop Listening and Love the Noise

2008

Multi-channel multimedia installation

Dimensions variable
Hello World! Or: How I Learned to Stop Listening and Love the Noise is a large-scale audio visual installation comprised of thousands of video diaries gathered from the internet. Each of the 5,000 videos that make up the video installation features a single individual speaking candidly to an imagined audience from a private space such as a bedroom, kitchen, or dorm room. The multi-channel sound composition glides between individuals and the group, allowing viewers to listen in on individual speakers or become immersed in the overall cacophony.

The project is a meditation on the contemporary plight of democratic, participative media and the fundamental human desire to be heard. The artist Christopher Baker, who originally trained as a scientist, is inspired by the interconnectivities – visible and invisible – present in the 21st-century urban landscape and is interested in the practical implications of our increasingly networked lifestyles: ‘Primary to this task is an exploration of the ways we imagine and represent ourselves before (potentially massive) audiences and the ways we navigate and abide in public space. With these interests at heart, large-scale video projections allow me to create works that fuse existing physical spaces with more ephemeral digital elements, resulting in revelatory and sometimes disorienting forms.’

Christopher Baker's BIOGRAPHY

Christopher Baker
Born in 1979,Radford, VA, USA
Lives and works in Chicago, IL



SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2011
Hello World!, Saatchi Screen, Duke of York Square, London
Gallery MX, Augsburg, Germany
Hello World!, Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria, NY, USA
Murmur Study, Open Space Pavillion, Frankfurt Buchmesse, Frankfurt, Germany

2010
As Time Goes Byte. Museum für Kommunikation, Bern, Switzerland
Systematizing Part 2 with Liz Miller. Gallery of Contemporary Art, Colorado Springs, CO
Hello World!. Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY

2009
Emerging Artist’s Exhibition. Franklin Artworks, Minneapolis, MN

2007
(Un)tied with Justin Stewart. Quincy Street Gallery, Minneapolis, MN


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2012
Crossing Wires, Evanston Art Center, Chicago, IL, USA
Illuminating Data: Visualizing the Information that Moves Our World, The College of New Jersey Art Gallery, Ewing

2011
#isthemessage, Kunstenlab, Deventer, Netherlands
Scope Miami, Scope Foundation, Miami, FL, USA
Networked, Alta Technologia Andina, Lima, Peru
Social Media. Pace Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Virtual Identities. Centro di Cultura Contemporanea Strozzina, Florence, Italy
Second Lives: Jeux masqués et autres Je’, Casino Luxembourg-Forum d'art contemporain, Luxembourg
Northern Spark. Northern Lights.MN, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Incidental Data, UTS: Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Ososphère Festival. Strasbourg, France
MAN, SUCH AS WE KNOW HIM, IS A COMPUTER, Mastodon Mesa, Hollywood, CA, USA
Everything in Time. Center for Book Art, New York, NY, USA
The Block, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

2010
Individual to Icon. Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND, USA
Digitale 2010. San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA, USA
Reklámhét Festival, Budapest, Hungary
OPEN BOOK. Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, USA
Remoteness. Frankston Art Center, Melbourne, Australia
01SJ Biennial. Santana Row, San Jose, CA, USA
Everything in Time. Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY, USA
Festival of Light. Huddersfield, Kirklees, UK
Flashbelt. Minneapolis, MN, USA
Complification. GAGA Arts Center, Garnerville, NY, USA
Internet at Liberty Conference. CEU Building, Budapest, Hungary
Undercurrents. Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN, USA

2009
Reading By Light. Gallery@, Barnsley, UK
Hybrid Geographies. SAC Gallery, SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY, USA
The Site of Sound. Drake Hotel, Toronto, Canada
Tent London. The Old Truman Brewery, London UK
POKE!. FotoFest, Houston, TX, USA
Artists on the Verge. Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Art-a-Whirl. Thorp Building, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Wishes for the Sky. Harriet Island, Saint Paul, MN, USA
FEEDFORWARD: Angel of History. LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijón, Spain
Pixelache Festival. Helsinki, Finland
Experimental and Media Art Retrospective. Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Art. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA

2008
Party Party in a Tweety Land b/w This Republic of Suffering. Form+Content Gallery, Minneapolis MN, USA
The Unconvention. Peavy Plaza, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Why You Belong. Regis Center for Art, Minneapolis, MN, USA
[ ] SCAPES. Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, USA
W(e are) here: Mapping the Human Experience. Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Why You Belong. Burnet Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Pay Attention: GM08. Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN, USA (catalogue)
DATS Symposium. University of North Carolina Greensboro, Greensboro, NC, USA
KIBU/ Projects Social. Kitchen Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Solutions Volume 3. Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Wishes for the Sky. Harriet Island, Saint Paul, MN, USA

2007
Fresh Works Exhibition. Regis Center for Art, Minneapolis, MN, USA
International Computer Music Festival. Huset i Magstræde, Copenhagen, Denmark
Sound in Art/Art in Sound. Minnesota Museum of American Artists, Saint Paul, MN, USA
House of the Future. Millenáris Park, Budapest, Hungary
Big Ten Conference Art Exhibition. Big Ten Headquarters, Park Ridge, IL, USA
Scholarship Exhibition. Department of Art, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Student Exhibition. College of Design, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN, USA
Wishes for the Sky. Harriet Island, Saint Paul, MN, USA
Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Art. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA

2006
Artsmosis Festival. Regis Center for Art, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Fresh Works Exhibition. Regis Center for Art, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Christopher Baker : C.V. / December, 2011 5 of 9
Fallout Art Festival. Fallout Urban Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Art. Southern Theater, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Kinetic Kitchen Dance Series. Old Arizona Theater, Minneapolis, MN, USA

2005
Artsmosis Festival. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Visible Fringe Festival. Intermedia Arts & Acadia Cafe, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Fresh Works Exhibition. Regis Center for Art, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Art. The Whole, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Best Feet Forward Festival. The Southern Theater, Minneapolis, MN, USA

2004
Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Art. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA