Date : From Friday, August 25, 2017 to Sunday, November 5, 2017. Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille
Theme : Solo show of the artist, winner of the 2006 Prize Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, at Friche la Belle de Mai Panorama
A place hidden at the far edge of the desert, at the confines of two states.
A long, dusty track stretching out among the dunes like a mirage.
Heavy winds hold the powerful hum of life intact, for now.
Invisible forces are at work, yet nothing filters out from the secret, highly confidential undertaking being prepared; the construction of a runway crossing through space, time and speed its own conditions for possibility.
After transforming a derelict old motel in Los Angeles in 2015 into a surface for “Projections” that could soak up all our waking dreams, Vincent Lamouroux is plotting a point of departure for new imagined geographies.
The artist will take on the desert site twofold: seeing it and depicting it—rather, highlighting it with a whitewash so overwhelming as to budge the most hardened spirits. With an almost primeval drive, New Runway reveals the forces at work, forms of life in all their desire for accomplishment, and the “power of being” running through this entire adventure.