Philippe Parreno
C.H.Z., 2011

  • Color film, Soundmix 5.1
  • Runtime: 13:21min
  • Acquired in 2011

Commissioned by the Mercedes-Benz Art Collection, Berlin/Stuttgart, and Fondation Beyerle, Basel, the Paris-based artist Philippe Parreno has created a kind of film-time-sculpture, which takes up again the centuries-old idea of an ›eternal garden‹.

»Recent research shows that while we have been looking for life on an extra solar planet with a mass similar to earth and a star like the sun, it is in fact more likely to find life on a planet smaller than earth with more than one sun or dwarf stars. Life emerges from ›continuously habitable zones‹ (CHZ) around these planets, and so does an interesting scenario. In a world with two suns, black vegetation would blossom. Here, the boundary between those two territories called science and fiction becomes unclear.« – Philippe Parreno

Commissioned by the Mercedes-Benz Art Collection Berlin/Stuttgart and Fondation Beyeler, Basel
With the support of Pilar Corrias, Paolo and Rosario Pimenta, Esther Schipper

Director: Philippe Parreno
Cinematographer: Darius Khondji A.S.C., A.F.C.
Sound Supervisor: Nicolas Becker
Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Cyril Holtz
Landscape Architect: Bas Smets (B.B.S.)
Art Director: Jean Vincent Puzos
Film Editor: Hervé Schneid A.C.E assisted by Anita Roth
Post-Production: Digimage, Montrouge
Visual Effects: Thierry Delobel, Eclairlab, Paris
Color Grading: Didier Lefouest

Special thanks to Christian Ganzenberg, Sam Keller, Isabela Mora, Julio Sarmento, Dr. Renate Wiehager
Produced by Elisa Larrière/Silex Films and studio Philippe Parreno
Executive Producer : Katya Mokolo
Co-Producer : Douglas Gordon

Philippe Parreno

* 1964 Oran, DZ
Lives and works in Paris, F
Philippe Parreno
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Infrared photography, mounted on aluminum

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