Hypothesis

Philippe Parreno
October 22, 2015 – February 14, 2016
Exhibition view

Hypothesis, 2015–16

Fondazione HangarBicocca, Milan

 

On the right a detail of the installation Danny the Street (named after the character created by Grant Morrison and Brendan McCarthy for DC Comics), composed of nineteen Marquees (sculptures in Plexiglass, lights and sounds realized between 2006 and 2015).


The shadows are part of the installation Another Day with Another Sun (2014), realized in collaboration with the artist Liam Gillick that is suspended on the side opposite the Marquees. The artwork – an artificial light that crosses through the exhibi-tion space thanks to a system of suspended tracks – seems to evoke the passage of the sun from dawn to dusk. Along its path, the light strikes the columns of the space, the rows of an LED screen, as well as the Marquees, casting shadows on the floor and on a curtain created with a special white textile that can be seen on the left.

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Exhibition view

Hypothesis, 2015–16

Fondazione HangarBicocca, Milan

 

On the left the film Invisibleboy, 2010 being screened. On the right a view of Danny The Street with Marquee (cluster), 2014 in the foreground.

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Exhibition view

Hypothesis, 2015–16

Fondazione HangarBicocca, Milan

 

On the left films were screened. This image shows Marilyn, 2012 being screened. On the right a view of Danny The Street with Marquee (Esther Schipper Plans), 2006; Marquee M1534, 2015; Marquee (cluster), 2014 (first, second and third from right, respectively)  

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Exhibition view

Hypothesis, 2015–16

Fondazione HangarBicocca, Milan

 

On the left a view of Danny The Street with Marquee M1536, 2015 in the foreground. On the right an image from the film The Boy From Mars, 2003. Shot in Sanpatong village in Thailand, The Boy From Mars centers on the “Battery House” designed by architect François Roche, a shelter that generates its own electric energy through buffaloes that activate a pulley system.

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Exhibition view

Hypothesis, 2015–16

Fondazione HangarBicocca, Milan

 

A view of Danny The Street with Marquee M1540, 2015 in the foreground. In the center one of two Disklavier pianos, playing a score that determines the timing sequence for the entire exhibition, and appear to play conducted by an invisible presence (the pianist Mikhail Rudy was recorded in New York on the occasion of Parreno’s solo show at Park Avenue Armory in July 2015). On the left Invisibleboy, 2010-2015 being screened.

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Exhibition view

Hypothesis, 2015–16

Fondazione HangarBicocca, Milan

 

The shadows are part of the installation Another Day with Another Sun (2014), realized in collaboration with the artist Liam Gillick that is suspended on the side opposite the Marquees. The artwork – an artificial light that crosses through the exhibition space thanks to a system of suspended tracks – seems to evoke the passage of the sun from dawn to dusk.
On the suspended panel Invisibleboy, 2010 being screened.

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Exhibition view

Hypothesis, 2015–16

Fondazione HangarBicocca, Milan

 

Detail of Danny The Street with Marquee M1534, 2015; Marquee (cluster), 2014 (left and second from left). In the center the film The Crowd, 2015 being screened. 

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Exhibition view

Hypothesis, 2015–16

Fondazione HangarBicocca, Milan

 

A view from the other side with seven Marquee works. The blue light on the left is part of Mont Analogue, 2001. Inspired by the unfinished cult novel of the same name by René Daumal (1908–1944), Mont Analogue [Mount  Analogue] is composed of a colored light sequences spread out in the space by a projector with no lenses. The  progression of sequences of monochrome light is based on a translation of the novel into Morse code. 

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Exhibition view

Hypothesis, 2015–16

Fondazione HangarBicocca, Milan

 

The shadows are part of the installation Another Day with Another Sun (2014), realized in collaboration with the artist Liam Gillick that is suspended on the side opposite the Marquees. The artwork – an artificial light that crosses through the exhibition space thanks to a system of suspended tracks – seems to evoke the passage of the sun from dawn to dusk.  

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Exhibition view

Hypothesis, 2015–16

Fondazione HangarBicocca, Milan

 

On the right a detail of Danny the Street with three Marquees and a LED screen on which two films were screened. The blue light in the background is part of Mount Analogue, 2001. 

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Hypothesis

Philippe Parreno
Fondazione HangarBicocca, Milan
October 22, 2015 – February 14, 2016
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