Location: Strasbourg Modern and Contemporary Art Museum, France
Date: until May 26th, 2019
Production: MAMCS & Danysz gallery
Dimensions: 9 x 300 feet
For its 20 years the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Strasbourg invited the American duo FAILE to produce a monumental unprecedented commision work. FAILE imagined a monumental composition that takes its sources in their encounter with the city. In December 2017, Miller and McNeil discover Strasbourg and its heritage for the first time. In the history and the legends that forge the identity of the city ? one that is completely unknown to them - they found a special inspiration. Back to Brooklyn, they took back the images and memories that marked their stay to write a poem that serves as a frame for their project. Entitled ?From The Air We Share?, this poem, dominated by metaphors and symbols, is the frame for an epic narrative filled with figures related to the history and culture of Strasbourg, from Marie Antoinette to Hans Arp, from the presence of the Rhine to that of the devil who haunts the cathedral.