‘Parallels’, Wall Drawings – Icônes Urbaines, MAC Lyon, 2016

October 20, 2016
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In ‘Parallels’, the documentation of a series of site-specific interventions, each essentially creating a ‘border’, form the basis of this video installation.

These interventions were created during the artists stay in Lyon, each one organically interacting with the passers-by, allowing a correspondence and reflection on broader philosophical contemplations.

The documentation of these interventions were later paired with other representations of borders, or the meeting point of two separate realities such as the Segregation Wall in the West Bank, the Lesvos Shoreline and depictions of refugees and migrants breaking into trucks waiting to enter the Eurotunnel in Calais in order to enter UK territory.

This juxtaposition attempts to raise questions regarding the notions of territory, identity and our emotional structures.

Abbreviated version of full videos can be seen here.

‘Parallels’ was curated by Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon and exhibited as part of ‘WALL DRAWINGS – Icônes Urbaines’.

Curated by Seth Malland and Hervé Perdriolle

Exhibition dates: September 30th, 2016 – January 15th, 2017

Participating artists: Charley Case (Belgium), Franco Fasoli / Jaz (Argentina), Kid Kréol & Boogie (Reunion Island), Addam Yekutieli aka Know Hope (Israel), Reko Rennie (Australia), Saner (Mexico), Teck (Ukraine), Elliot Tupac (Peru) et Wenna (China).