Duratrans transparency in lightbox
21 x 27,5 cm each, 7 parts (transparency)
24 x 30,5 x 4 cm each, 7 parts (lightbox)
Invisibleboy, 2020 consists of seven light boxes, all featuring a still taken from Philippe Parreno's film Invisibleboy, 2010–2015, that has been enlarged and printed on a Duratrans transparency, mounted in a light box. Invisibleboy portrays the world of a Chinese child immigrant in New York's Chinatown. The narrow streets and cramped spaces in which the local community lives are populated by monstrous imaginary figures.
In Invisibleboy, reality and fiction overlap: monsters creep into the images of the urban fabric and city life, taking on alien forms. Scratched directly into the film stock, these monsters spring to life out of its frames.