Philippe Parreno, ‘Fade to Black’, 2005, mfc - michèle didier
Philippe Parreno, ‘Fade to Black’, 2005, mfc - michèle didier
Philippe Parreno, ‘Fade to Black’, 2005, mfc - michèle didier
Philippe Parreno, ‘Fade to Black’, 2005, mfc - michèle didier
Philippe Parreno, ‘Fade to Black’, 2005, mfc - michèle didier
Philippe Parreno, ‘Fade to Black’, 2005, mfc - michèle didier

Limited edition of 520 copies, 60 numbered and signed copies and 20 artist’s proofs.

Image rights: ©2005 Philippe Parreno and mfc-michèle didier

Fade to Black rassemble onze images légendées et détachables. Chacune constitue le témoignage d’une proposition artistique de Parreno. Les images sont imprimées à l’encre phosphorescente et doivent être exposées au préalable à la lumière afin de devenir visibles dans l’obscurité. Toutefois, les images sont vouées à redisparaître car la quantité de lumière réfléchie est limitée à son temps d’exposition. Fade to Black a obtenu le Specific Object Award en 2005.

Produced and published in 2005 by mfc-michèle didier

About Philippe Parreno

Philippe Parreno's multidisciplinary work draws from relational aesthetics, prioritizing the orchestration of social exchanges and situations over the creation of art objects. He is known for his "Marquee" installations of flashing light bulb arrangements, a version of which appeared over the Guggenheim's entrance for its 2008 "theanyspacewhatever" exhibit, as well as for his often-collaborative film and video works. In Zidane: A 21st-Century Portrait (2006), Parreno worked with artist Douglas Gordon and Scottish band Mogwai to create a mesmerizing, conceptual documentary of the French soccer star based on his movements in one game. June 8, 1968 (2009) is a lush re-staging of the day Robert Kennedy's body was transported by train from New York to Washington, DC, for burial, closely drawing from photojournalist Paul Fusco's images.

French-Algerian, b. 1964, Oran, Algeria, based in Paris, France