Schwarzburg Architects

Philippe Parreno



Danny / No More Reality, 2021

While the focus of this installation seems to be his film-of-films, there is more going on here. The artist’s passion for automatons meant investing the space with interconnected acts of machinery; the water basin holding the sonic lilies, the turntable rotating the bleacher seating, the steel structure suspending the LED screen, the air conditioning unit blowing from behind the mirror-polished shutters, the ceiling tracks moving the faceted speaker, the oversized textile wall panels absorbing sound. All of these were coordinated so the entire room would function as a complex machine in unison with the film.