The Writer, 2007

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Philippe Parreno

Philippe Parreno

The Writer, 2007

Vidéo (couleur, sonore) diffusée sur un petit écran LCD

3 min. 58 s.

Collection Fondation Louis Vuitton

© Philippe Parreno

Philippe Parreno

The Writer, 2007

Vidéo (couleur, sonore) diffusée sur un petit écran LCD

3 min. 58 s.

Collection Fondation Louis Vuitton

© Philippe Parreno

Philippe Parreno

The Writer, 2007

Vidéo (couleur, sonore) diffusée sur un petit écran LCD

3 min. 58 s.

Collection Fondation Louis Vuitton

© Philippe Parreno

For this piece, Philippe Parreno filmed one of the first automatons made by watchmaker Pierre Jaquet-Droz in 1770, a complex construction with more than 6,000 parts, linking it to the first computers.

The automaton watches as the text is written out: “What do you believe, your eyes or my words?”. The piece is part of a series of works by the artist - from Marilyn to Ann Lee – that feature the automaton and the virtual creature. These characters, with their enhanced consciousness, are central to his approach. Parreno invites viewers to experience events that go beyond the concept of an exhibition, covering film, performance, music scores, sound poems and visuals.

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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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