Drift - The Hammersmith and City Line

Drift - The Hammersmith and City Line
Author: Philippe Parreno
Publisher: Penguin
Language: English
Pages: 121
Weight: 90 g
Binding: -
ISBN: 9781846146299
Price: €6.30
Product Description

Artist and filmmaker, Philippe Parreno, who created the documentary, Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait, takes us in Drift on a unique voyage through London - a journey without the typical purposes of a journey, an artistic, psychogeographical path. Part of a series of twelve books tied to the twelve lines of the London Underground This is my rather steam punk proposal: A time machine. While you read this book you will go back in time. It takes an hour to read the book and it takes an hour to reach Barking station from Hammersmith station. This is an hour in 21 years. So begins Philippe Parreno, running in film clips from Marilyn to Gremlins, Philip K. Dick to Jurassic Park, exploring as he goes the meaning of time, of consciousness, of art and creation. The result is an argument, an essay, a psychogeography, a manifesto. The city is filled with stories. In twelve books, twelve writers tell their tales of London life, each inspired by a different Underground line. Some are personal, some are polemical; every one is unique. [Praise for Philippe Parreno's work]: 'Exceptional ... a small masterpiece', Laura Cumming, Guardian 'One of France's hottest commodities. An artist with an almost chameleon-like approach to his medium, he can switch from film-maker to sculptor to storyteller to producer with the kind of dexterity that defies categorisation' Guardian Philippe Parreno is an Algerian artist and filmmaker who has had shows in major art galleries around the world and is considered the finest writer among artists by curators such as Hans Ulrich Obrist. Based in Paris, his documentary film Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait was released in 2006. He has exhibited in MoMA, Tate Modern and the Guggenheim, among others.