In the Turbine Hall at the Tate Modern Art Gallery in London, French artist Philippe Parenno has created a choreography of moving walls, objects, light, sound and film. All of his mediums dance together in a way that makes viewers question and challenge their knowledge of time and space.
His exhibit, called Anywhen, reacts to its environment. Lights flicker on and off, video footage plays on walls that move up and down, ambient sounds ring out, and giant, shiny fish float through the air, or stand still on the ground. Everything that happens is caused by a software that responds to micro-organisms, Parenno’s way of combining elements of chance and control.
Parenno is famous for exploring the way the art world sees the exhibition. Instead of a collection of individual works, Parenno sees the exhibit as an object, or a work in itself. In this new exhibit, he goes even further on that idea, adding in the interaction of space, time and uncontrollable elements of the environment.
If you can’t make it to London yourself, here’s a peek at what Parenno’s exhibit looks like while in full motion: