Project Project

Parallels Part 3: Central Heating Visions

The CAN opens the third and last chapter of Parallels entitled Part 3: Central Heating Visions. The subtitle is an evocation of the heating factory that once occupied the building but also suggests the notion of perception, whether sentient, cognitive or extrasensory, and refers to the imagination, utopia, apparition… Caroline Mesquita and Tabita Rezaire’s dreamlike world installations will open this phase and they will be joined by Urban Zellweger and Caroline Bourrit in October, and then Zsófia Keresztes and Gil Pellaton in November.

The opening will take place on September 16 at 6 pm. It will be punctuated by several performances presented by the label Periphery Serpentine and will end with a concert by Mathilde Fernandez at 10 pm.

Parallels, which is unusually long for the CAN, has been on view since January and follows a particular pattern: the rooms host works by the artists and invite the public to navigate in spaces, each (in-)dependant on the others. They are distributed by a red glowing corridor looking like an artery, a vessel created by the duo Barbezat-Villetard. A series of openings inaugurate new rooms each time and these fragments, presented in a continuous flow evokes, in their multiplicity, this very same collective exhibition.

Zsófia Keresztes
Gil Pellaton
Opening 11.11.22, 6pm
with The Name Thing, a panel discussion (in French) organised by Natalie Portman, with Twist, Marianne Bana, Jasmine Hofmann, Nicolas Lieber, Alexia Warmbrodt, 7pm

Urban Zellweger
Caroline Bourrit
Opening 15.10.22, 6pm
with a concert by SMS (duo version: Chri Frautschi & Vera Trachsel), 10pm

Caroline Mesquita
Tabita Rezaire
Opening 16.09.22, 6pm
with sound performances proposed by Periphery Serpentine: Manuel Schneider, Dixflöppi and Ana Jikia, 6.30–9.30pm,
and a piano concert by Mathilde Fernandez, 10pm


CAN team:

Martin Jakob, Sylvie Linder, Nicolas Raufaste, Liza Trottet, Sebastian Verdon