Doug Hall featured in group exhibition at Borusan Contemporary

Doug Hall

Doug Hall is one of five artists whose works are on display in West Coast Visions: Artists from the SFMOMA Media Arts Collection, which opens today at Borusan Contemporary gallery in the Perili Kösk in Baltalimani:

“There is such a wonderful similarity,” says video artist Doug Hall, whose video of maritime activities on San Francisco Bay closely resembles the same daily panorama on the Bosporus and Sea of Marmara. “American explorer John Charles Fremont wrote about San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge as being named after Istanbul's Golden Horn,” he continues. Hall's 23-minute, two-channel projection, “Chrysopylae,” zooms in on cargo ships as they pass through the port of San Francisco, much like the continuous parade on Istanbul's waterways."