Corridor
Raul Marroquin, 1986

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‘Corridor’ is a four-channel video installation, inspired by hallways common among office buildings during the 1930s and 40s. Because of their visual dramatism, these hallways became classic environments in thriller films and television shows that were timed during these decades. Front doors in such environments generally had windows made from opaque glass, which made it possible to see through the windows, to see shadows and movements on the other side of the door. In ‘Corridor’, these windows have been replaced with video monitors that show indistinct moving shadows, with the environmental sounds characteristic of offices: typewriters, telephones and muffled conversations. The video monitors are mounted on a wooden construction that simulates the halway with its doors and walls. The installation includes doors to two offices, a restroom and an elevator. Marroquin has dedicated this piece “to all the brave pilots that flew the Berlin corridor after the Russian occupation.”
[This installation is featured on the DVD series "Installations 1975-2006" (2007).]
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  • Date: 1986
  • Type: Installation
  • Copyrights: All rights reserved (c) LIMA
  • Keywords: installation - multi-channel video installation, architecture, film (subject), public/private