ACMI presents

Philippe Parreno: Thenabouts

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“...cinema subverted”

The Guardian

For his first solo exhibition in Australia, Philippe Parreno presents a singular retrospective of his filmic works as a cinematic ensemble.

In Thenabouts the artist’s films play with temporal and spatial boundaries, guiding the visitor through a complex journey of images, duration, and memory.

The experience is controlled live by a gallery technician and no two visits are ever the same.

About the exhibition

Since 1988, when his first film Fleurs (1987) was presented as a background for a weather broadcast on French television, Philippe Parreno has sought to redefine the exhibition experience. Working with the exhibition itself as a medium, Parreno explores its possibilities beyond the presentation of individual works to create scripted spaces within which a series of events unfolds.

Parreno is a collaborative artist whose practice encompasses film, sculpture, drawing, and text. The dialogic nature of his work is evident in the films and exhibitions that have been produced through collaboration with artists, architects, musicians, composers and philosophers. Through work that draws on cinema, science fiction, architecture, the phantasmagorical, and the natural, Parreno merges reality and fiction to produce exhibitions that radically challenge our notions of reality and the passage of time.

About the artist

In depth: Philippe Parreno's Thenabouts

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Creator

Philippe Parreno

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A selection of Philippe Parreno's cinematic influences

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Read

A Parreno booklist

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Listen

A Parreno playlist

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All Ideas

Time and memory

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Acknowledgements

This exhibition would not have been possible without the support of the John and Myriam Wylie Foundation and the Institut français.

Atelier Philippe Parreno: directed by Marie Auvity with Elsa Beaudouin

Sound Design: Nicolas Becker

Original additional music from: The Visiting, a collective of musicians composed of Nicolas Becker, Cengis Hartlap, Agoria, Rob Aiki Aubrey Lowe, Stefan Smith, Lucy Railton, Nik Void , Gabriel Gurnsey, Thomas Bartlett and Jacques Auberger.

Show Control Design: Johan Lescure

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Li Yan (2016)

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Anywhen (2016)

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The Crowd (2015)

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With a Rhythmic Instinction to be Able to Travel Beyond Existing Forces of Life (2014)

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Marilyn (2012)

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C.H.Z. (2011)

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InvisibleBoy (2010)

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June 8, 1968 (2009)

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The Writer (2007)

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Stories are Propaganda (2005)

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Briannnnnn & Ferryyyyyy (2004)

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The Boy From Mars (2003)

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Mont Analogue (2001)

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El Sueño de una Cosa (2001)

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Vicinato II (2000)

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Anywhere Out of The World (2000)

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Credits (1999)

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Birthday Zoe 2004 (1996)

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Ou (1996)

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While... (1996)

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Vicinato (1995)

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La Nuit des Héros (1994)

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Snaking (1992)

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No More Reality, la manifestation (1991)

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No More Reality, une vidéoconférence (1991)

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Once Upon A Time…in a City Bild (1990)

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Vidéo Ozone (1989)

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Fleurs (1987)

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