Fondation Beyeler, ENGLISH
Book to the collection
The AC/DC Snakes by Philippe Parreno, like many of the French artist’s works, stand for the invention of new forms out of something that already exists, and for the rendering concrete of something that would otherwise remain hidden. In this case it is the invisible flows of electrical current that allow us to communicate globally and which make our electronic exchanges compatible. The AC/DC Snakes consist in each case of over a dozen adapters from all over the world, plugged into one another and terminating in orange night lights. With their robotic shapes, these adapter sculptures thereby become a possible counterpart in communications themselves. These one-off pieces are now available as an exclusive Fondation Beyeler Art Edition.
|25 one of a kind + 4 A.P.
|multiple adapters, plugs and nightlights (without plinth)
|ca. 23.62 x 14.96 x 11.81 in (L/W/H)
ca. 60 x 38 x 30 cm
|Numbered and signed on Certificate