Philippe Parreno: My Room Is Another Fish Bowl at Brooklyn Museum, through November 20, 2016

“The Brooklyn Museum presents a participatory, immersive installation by French artist Philippe ParrenoApproximately 150 colorful fish-shaped Mylar balloons will float at various heights and move gently through the glass-enclosed Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion in response to human interaction and climatic changes. This elegant and hypnotic installation invites visitors of all ages to contemplate the passage of time and shifting patterns of light and atmospheric conditions as the balloons swim through the air. Visible from the street, the fish will appear as if in a large, architectural fishbowl.

My Room Is Another Fish Bowl advances recurring themes in Philippe Parreno’s practice. Through movement, he hopes to activate the senses beyond the visual, focusing on how we experience the unfolding of time as an active, narrative phenomenon—a kind of performance. In many of his exhibitions, the objects and sculptures do perform: walls move, pianos play, screens descend, and illuminated theater marquees blink on and off. A smaller version of this work was on view in the exhibition IF THIS THEN ELSE, at the Gladstone Gallery, New York, earlier this year.” — Brooklyn Museum

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Philippe Parreno (French, born Algeria 1964). My Room Is Another Fish Bowl, 2016. Mylar and helium, overall dimensions vary. Installation view © Jonathan Dorado.

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Philippe Parreno. My Room Is Another Fish Bowl, 2016. Installation view © Jonathan Dorado.

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Philippe Parreno. My Room Is Another Fish Bowl, 2016. Installation view © Jonathan Dorado.

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Philippe Parreno. My Room Is Another Fish Bowl, 2016. Installation view © Jonathan Dorado.

Philippe Parreno (French, born Algeria 1964). My Room Is Another Fish Bowl, 2016. Mylar and helium, overall dimensions vary. Installation view of IF THIS THEN ELSE at Gladstone Gallery, New York, March 5ñApril 16, 2016. © Philippe Parreno. Courtesy of the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels. (Photo: David Regen)

Philippe Parreno. Installation view of IF THIS THEN ELSE at Gladstone Gallery, New York, March 5-April 16, 2016. © Philippe Parreno. Courtesy of the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels. Photo: David Regen.

Philippe Parreno (French, born Algeria 1964). My Room Is Another Fish Bowl, 2016. Mylar and helium, overall dimensions vary. Installation view of IF THIS THEN ELSE at Gladstone Gallery, New York, March 5ñApril 16, 2016. © Philippe Parreno. Courtesy of the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels. (Photo: David Regen)

Philippe Parreno. Installation view of IF THIS THEN ELSE at Gladstone Gallery, New York, March 5-April 16, 2016. © Philippe Parreno. Courtesy of the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels. Photo: David Regen.

Images courtesy Brooklyn Museum.