COLLATERAL is an exhibition of videos inspired by cinema. The design consists of two kinds of spaces, the space of each work and the space between the works, and together these spaces create what I would call a contemporary video experience. As an architect working today, I am particularly interested in how people perceive spaces, and how their attention span has been modified by the excess and speed of information.

We are used to finding everything we want on the internet immediately, receiving our emails on the phone or scrolling through pages with a single click, so I was interested in making an exhibition that the visitors can choose to browse quickly, can choose how to walk around in, following different paths, or can choose to stop in front of a piece for a longer time and be captivated inside the space on the screen. The works exist inside cave-like structures inspired by the shape of monitors and cinema rooms, and the perspective space between your eyes and your computer screen. These open rooms allow the works to be part of the larger space of the exhibition, and to create a communal cinema experience. In the larger space of the exhibition these rooms are positioned at seemingly random angles creating a space of shifting perspectives and constantly changing views of the works. As you walk around you meet works frontally or glimpse others from far away, in-between passages, inside a space that could have been inspired by a movie, but seen from different angles they start to appear as buildings in a city of monitors.

 

COLLATERAL is an exhibition of works by CORY ARCANGEL, PIERRE BISMUTH, CANDICE BREITZ, BRICE DELLSPERGER, CHARLES DE MEAUX, OMER FAST, THOMAS GALLER, LIAM GILLICK & PHILIPPE PARRENO, CHRISTOPH GIRARDET & MATTHIAS MÜLLER, PIERRE HUYGHE, RUNA ISLAM, MIKE KELLEY, DIMITRIS KOZARIS, MELIK OHANIAN, CAROLA SPADONI and CLEMENS VON WEDEMEYER
Curated by Adelina von Fürstenberg, in collaboration with Anna Daneri and Andrea Lissoni and organized by ART for The World, Geneva-Milan. www.artfortheworld.net.
The installation of the show is by architect Andreas Angelidakis. Hangar Bicocca, Milan, Italy. www.hangarbicocca.it