EXHIBITION PARIS (FRANCE)
From september 5th to october 8th – MARIAN GOODMAN Gallery is showing FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE by DAN GRAHAM. "I want to show that our bodies are linked to the world, whether we like it or not". Summing up his intention by this sentence, the huge american artist displays (among others) this recent Pavillon (an installation blending sculpture and architecture) for a public space. Made of two bowed surfaces in steel and reflecting glass, Passage intime is an extraordinary work that makes you slip between the two, which induces light contacts between the visitors’ bodies. In 1995, my installation Le Couloir de Sensations / The Corridor of sensations (for the EDF company) invited also people to become active : I invited them to go through a corridor whose walls were made of plastic foils used by movie makers (already !) Summoned to listen to his body, the visitor – at the exit as well as at the entrance – went through a transparent foil, split in the middle, on which appeared the life-size silhouette of a Human body. By crossing people touched each other, and even spoke of their sensations provoked by the thick and silent rug of dead leaves on the floor and the compost’s scent. Answering their soundless steps the sound of their footsteps, slightly postponed, was returned by sound sensors.
Dan Graham – Passage intime (2015), Two-way mirror, stainless steel (230 x 514 x 270 cm), n° 17007 – Artist’s brokerage & Marian Goodman Gallery
Bernard Gast – Le Couloir de Sensations / The Corridor of sensations (1995), Installation (transparent foils, spoons, leaves from Paris, trees paint, charcoal, sound tape and sound sensors) (0,90 x 2,10 x 3 m) ©Adagp