A complete record.
"To the Moon via the Beach" was a three-day exhibition in the Amphitheatre in Arles. Using tons of sand specially shipped there, the iconic arena was transformed into a beach and, during a process of non-stop activity co-ordinated by Willem Stijger, slowly mutated into a moonscape. It created a backdrop for a series of interventions by 20 artists in and around the arena—Uri Aran
, Daniel Buren
, Elvire Bonduelle, Lili Reynaud-Dewar
, Loretta Fahrenholz, Fischli & Weiss
, Jef Geys
, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster
/Ari Benjamin Meyers/Tristan Bera, Douglas Gordon, Pierre Huyghe
, Klara Lidén, Renata Lucas, Benoît Maire
, Oscar Murillo
, Anri Sala
, Pilvi Takala
, Rirkrit Tiravanija
, Tris Vonna-Michell
, and Lawrence Weiner
This book offers a complete record of the event, and presents chronological photographic documentation, allowing the event to be reconstructed and understood as a whole for the first time. An extensive discussion between Liam Gillick
, Philippe Parreno
, and Hans Ulrich Obrist
sheds light on the event's historical context and its experimental potential.
Published following the eponymous exhibition in Arles in July 2012.