PIPPO LIONNI (Based in Paris)
where2now, 2013

A village wakes up to a new day, people start to move around, children prepare for school, breakfast is eaten... From out of the sky comes the sound of planes, and bombs begin to fall. Throughout the monochrome village there is screaming and running, but to where, how can the villagers escape? Only with the help of the urban crowds. The "players" can help the pictogram villagers to escape (either by directing the people away from or by blocking the bombs). If the "players" do nothing, more and more of the village is exterminated until there is almost no one left...

Partners: Produced by Videospread in Marseille and adapted by Foundation Riga 2014 in Riga and Amber Platform in Istanbul

where2now by Pippo Lionni © Pippo Lionni
where2now by Pippo Lionni © Riga2014


Artist biography

Pippo Lionni was born in New York and has been living in Paris since the early 1980s. His multicultural background and multidisciplinary education result in a variety of activities and forms of expression such as big wall installations, projected animations and painting. He was awarded the distinction of ‘Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres’ by French Ministry of culture in 2001.

Lionni brings to design a conceptual approach, of diversified influences as formalized in complex multidimensional systems: such as signage, scenography, corporate identity programs, environmental design. His work as an artist (installations, prints, animations, and painting) has been the object of several international exhibitions, in institutions and galleries such as Columbia University and Max Lang gallery in New York, CASZuidas in Amsterdam, PNCA in Portland, Oregon, Galerie Frédéric Giroux, Galerie Artcurial, Espace Modem, Galerie Franck Bordas and Brownstone Foundation in Paris, the Karel de Grote Hogeschool in Antwerp and the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.


2.11.2013 MARSEILLE @ Pavillon M, 5pm to 7pm
7.11.2013 MARSEILLE @ Friche la Belle de Mai, 6pm to 9pm
7.11.2013 RIGA @ Creative Space Esplanade, tbd.