Once upon a time...in 'City Bild'

Philippe Parreno and Pierre Joseph
October 13 – November 10, 1990
Exhibition view: Once upon a time in City Bild, Esther Schipper, Cologne 1990

 

Photo © Lothar Schnepf

Exhibition view: Once upon a time in City Bild, Esther Schipper, Cologne 1990
 
Photo © Lothar Schnepf
Exhibition view: Once upon a time in City Bild, Esther Schipper, Cologne 1990
 
Photo © Lothar Schnepf
Exhibition view: Once upon a time in City Bild, Esther Schipper, Cologne 1990
 
Photo © Lothar Schnepf
Exhibition view: Once upon a time in City Bild, Esther Schipper, Cologne 1990
 
Photo © Lothar Schnepf

Original exhibition invitation (recto) 

Once upon a time...in 'City Bild'

Philippe Parreno and Pierre Joseph
October 13 – November 10, 1990
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Once upon a time in City Bild is an improvised futuristic tale based on the research of Ocean Earth Development and Corporation. This science-fiction attempts to approach the individual and collective behavior of a society that has undergone profound ecological, political, urban, economic and dynamic changes.

 

"City Bild" is a nomadic city in which men and women are no more connected to each other than their homes are to the land.

 

Once upon a time in City Bild is a multimedia story that you introduce to your apartment or house. All you need is a video recorder and television, a hi-fi sound system and a Walkman.

 

The four audio and video cassettes (radio information, an educational story, the weather report, TV advertising) will transform your home into a vast installation: Once upon a time in City Bild.

 

To reinforce the realism of this "real time" story and really believe in it, it is possible to acquire objects that act as a real scenery: very special Afghan rugs, OECD maps, naturalist posters, design objects...

 

Music:

Marc Almond, If You Go Away

Tiny et Tim, I Got You Baby

Brian Ferry, Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

Vanessa Paradis, Walk on The Wild Side

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