Cyprien Gaillard: Nightlife

Jan 30, 2016 — Apr 3, 2016

  • Installation view of the exhibition at K20, photo: Achim Kukulies

Rodin’s famous bronze sculpture the thinker standing in front of the Cleveland museum; exotic Hollywood Juniper trees in the urban milieu of Los Angeles; fireworks above Berlin's Olympiastadion; a bare oak tree in the searchlight of a helicopter – these nocturnal outdoor shots from the film Nightlife (2015) feature places that are devoid of people, yet teeming with life.

This cinematic composition – underlain by a suggestive sound mix and presented as a continuously looping wall-filling 3D projection in Robert Rademacher Galarie – is an extension of a solo show by the French artist Cyprien Gillard (1980, lives in berlin and New York) currently on view at the Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf (until July 31, 2016).