LIGHT YEAR 42: “Hyperreal”

October 4th, 2018

Dusk - 10pm

The Triangle at Pearl Street and Anchorage Place

Featured artists: Dario Alva, Zoé Brunet-Jailly, Kira DeCoudres, Fornax Void, Katia Grokhovsky, Paul Kusnierek-Numérobé, Malo Lacroix, Raphaël Moreira Gonçalves, Wild Torus, and Adam Zaretsky

Curated by Kim Doan Quoc.

Hyperreality is a condition in which what is real and what is fiction are seamlessly blended together. «Hyperreal» is an international art video program that presents artist videos showing slippery realities and sliding virtualities.

The pieces of the show gather around the idea that reality and fiction are only separated from each other by a very thin and blurry line. From performance art to 3D animation, going through video montage and endoscopic explorations, the selected artworks are a demonstration of the many ways fiction and reality can intricate each other. It is about the shapes we see, the scale we evaluate things with, the characters we create, the stories we tell.

At a time saturated with mixed information and propaganda on a world scale, it make sense to take a time to think about what is reality and how fiction can sometimes be part of it. Displayed in the public space, on the monumental architecture of Manhattan Bridge, the artworks invite themselves as disruptive guests in the passer-by’s reality.


LIGHT YEAR is an ongoing project presented by 3_Search (Leo Kuelbs Collection, Glowing Bulbs and John Ensor Parker) in partnership with the DUMBO Improvement District and NYC DOT. Originally created for the Manhattan Bridge Anchorage in DUMBO, Brooklyn, in celebration of the United Nations’ declaration of 2015 as the Year of Light and Light Art, LIGHT YEAR has become an international project, with presentations in DUMBO on the First Thursday of every month, as well as in Berlin, and online. Since its launch, LIGHT YEAR has hosted the work of over 150 artists and curators from around the world.