02. Artists

T.J. Wilcox

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b. 1965 in Seattle (USA); lives and works in New York (USA)

The work of T.J. Wilcox is marked by a highly personal fascination with the way history is being permanently fashioned out of facts, myths, memories, associations and the information bombardment that characterises our everyday existence. Found images, his own footage, and archival and documentary material thus come together as limitless landscapes.

T.J. Wilcox has exhibited at the Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), the Whitney Museum and MoMA (New York), the Kunstverein Munich and the Ludwig Museum (Cologne).

With the support of Sadie Coles, London

© Marco ANELLI


Works


La vie moderne

In the Air, 2013-Création Biennale 2015

In the Air is a wraparound film spurred by the 360° view across Manhattan from his studio. Superimposed on the panorama are six private stories. They include the vision of an architect who wants to turn the Empire State Building into a mooring station for airships, Andy Warhol greeting the popemobile under an avalanche of silver helium pillows, heiress and starlet Gloria Vanderbilt’s life in the limelight, and “Manhattanhenge”, that describes a twice-yearly phenomenon in which the setting sun is in perfect alignment with the main east-west streets of Manhattan. He shot stills on five cameras, at a rate of one per second for 17 hours, one August day from 4:30 am to 9:30 pm. From 330,000 raw images, T.J. Wilcox drew stories that remind us of the origin of the film experience – our fascination with movement.

Venues : Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)

Getting there



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In the Air - 2013-Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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In the Air - 2013-Création Biennale 2015
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In the Air - 2013-Création Biennale 2015
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In the Air - 2013-Création Biennale 2015
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In the Air - 2013-Création Biennale 2015
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© Blaise Adilon

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In the Air - 2013-Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)