“The Brooklyn Museum presents a participatory, immersive installation by French artist Philippe Parreno. Approximately 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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