Anywhen, 2017

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Philippe Parreno

Philippe Parreno. Anywhen. 2017-2018. Vidéo (couleur, son). 10 min. 42 s.

Collection Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris

© Philippe Parreno © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

Philippe Parreno. Anywhen. 2017-2018. Vidéo (couleur, son). 10 min. 42 s.

Collection Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris

© Philippe Parreno © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

Philippe Parreno. Anywhen. 2017-2018. Vidéo (couleur, son). 10 min. 42 s.

Collection Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris

© Philippe Parreno © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

Philippe Parreno. Anywhen. 2017-2018. Vidéo (couleur, son). 10 min. 42 s.

Collection Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris

© Philippe Parreno © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

The video Anywhen alternates images of a bioluminescent cephalopod and the movement of its tentacles with views of bacteria cells and of Earth at night in an astonishingly beautiful visual montage.

The piece records the changes in the colour of the octopus, projecting onto its body signs of attraction or repulsion in response to its environment. A narrative written by Philippe Parreno, inspired by James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake, is read by the ventriloquist Nina Conti. Through his films, the artist explores interconnections between humans and animals whose "body language" is seen as a form of communication.

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Philippe Parreno

Born in 1964, in Oran (Algeria)
Lives and works in Paris (France)

Preferring projects to objects, Philippe Parreno began examining different approaches to narration and representation in the 1990s, through film, sculpture, performance, drawing and text. 
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