SNOW DANCING

First edition, first printing of the critically acclaimed French artists' publication: an artist's book and novel of speculative fiction. Publisher's original white card covers, illustration after an original drawing by Philippe Parreno to the upper cover titles printed in black to the upper cover and spine. A very near fine copy, just a hint of rubbing to the binding extremities. The contents are clean and bright throughout. Scarce.

In late 1994 Philippe Parreno dictated to Liam Gillick and Jack Wendler a fantastical description of a party that had not yet occured. Snow Dancing, is a record of his original conversation and the party it described. At the Consortium in Dijon two months later, hundreds of people were invited to participate in a promotional event that played out Parreno's earlier description. The party lasted one hour and a half hours, exactly as long as it had taken to narrate it and about as long as it will take you to read this book. "Snow Dancing (1995) started with the publication of a book in which I described a promotional event, a kind of party or festival. The reading time of the text was about the same as the event itself. So the book was a score that was performed in Le Consortium in Dijon. I transformed the exhibition space that hosted the party, and this time-based architecture became the exhibition - people were invited to visit an architecture produced by a party. So the book was a score that produced a space." - Parreno, Philippe interview with Tom Morton, "Team Spirit": Frieze, 2004.

Stock code: 22382

£275

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Published:

London: G. W. Press Ltd.
1995

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Science Fiction / Fantasy
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