A pioneer of video art, peter campus creates engaging installations that provide unique interactive experiences, leading the viewer on a journey of self-discovery and awareness.

On view September 6 to December 29, 2019

From the early closed-circuit video installations, he began making in 1971 to the more recent work, campus' work deals with processes of perception and vision, exploiting the specific characteristics of both the electronic and the digital image. His work provides a unique experience for the visitor, who activates the work while exploring their own image. campus' seminal interactive installations from the 1970s used a live camera that reflected the image back to the viewer. campus' work provides a constant source of mystery and strangeness for the viewer by making the relationship to one's own image problematic. Indeed, without participation, those artworks would not exist.

video ergo sum is a multi-location exhibition, with additional works on view in the Hanes Gallery at Wake Forest University and Reynolda House Museum of American Art.

Works on view at the Hanes Gallery include optical sockets, an interactive work originally created by campus in 1972, along with convergence d'images vers le port, a more recent work that makes use of ultra-high-definition video (4K) technology.

affinities: peter campus and american art is on display in the Northeast Bedroom Gallery at Reynolda House Museum of American. This exhibition features work by campus, Arthur Dove and Marsden Hartley. In recent years, campus' admiration for the work of modernists such as Dove and Hartley finds expression in absorbing video works that invite viewers into placid coastal scenes of Long Island, Massachusetts, and the French Atlantic coast.

Exhibition Partners

peter campus video ergo sum was organized by the Jeu de Paume, Paris, with the participation of the Hanes Art Gallery, Wake Forest University, and the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, in collaboration with Cristin Tierney Gallery, NYC, for its presentation in Winston Salem, NC. Curator: Anne-Marie Duguet. Additionally, the Reynolda House Museum of American Art is presenting works of peter campus in support of video ergo sum.