Alexis Guilier: Twilight Zone: The Movie

Alexis Guilier: Twilight Zone: The Movie


Installation view of Alexis Guillier, Twilight Zone: The Movie, image/imatge art centre, Orthez, France, 2018. Photo: Gaëlle Deleflie.

July 20, 2018
Alexis Guilier
Twilight Zone: The Movie
June 8–September 15, 2018
3 Rue de Billère
64300 Orthez
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 2–6:30pm

T +33 5 59 69 41 12

Do you want to see something really scary?
Dan Aykroyd in Twilight Zone: The Movie

It’s only a movie!
Michael Jackson in Thriller

I was never at the Indian Dunes location of Twilight Zone on the night of the accident or at any other time.
Steven Spielberg, official declaration, December 1, 1982

If I had known they were using the real thing…
Vic Morrow in Screen Parade, 12/1983

1982: A Landmark Year for Fantasy
Twilight Zone Magazine, 02/1983

This is real.
Steve Martin in ¡Three Amigos!

You couldn’t keep your eyes off the screen and yet you wanted to turn away.
Paul Dandridge, KABC-TV, Eyewitness News, 02/10/1986

Alexis Guillier creates visual narratives in the form of performances, films, texts and installations. He questions the circulation of images and cultural productions, parallels and recurrences, the development of imaginary universes, and the interactions between personal fictions and collective stories.

For the first time, the exhibition Twilight Zone: The Movie presents all his investigative work for this multi-faceted project. At its heart is the fatal accident that occurred on the set of Twilight Zone: The Movie, co-directed by John Landis in 1982 (an adaptation of the TV series The Twilight Zone), about which Guillier made a documentary and field enquiry.

Taking the form of a large installation based on archive materials, objects, images and sounds either recorded or produced, the exhibition combines elements of cinema, television, justice, entertainment and popular culture, and includes associations of material factuality and power of the imaginary in the same space-times.

Alexis Guillier (1982) lives and works in Paris. He graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts de Paris-Cergy in 2010. He has given performances or exhibited in the following: Frac Île de France—le Plateau (2017), Opéra—Palais Garnier (2016), SeMA—Seoul (2016), Palais de Tokyo (2017, 2016, 2012, 2010), Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers (2015), L’Onde—Vélizy-Villacoublay (2015), Cneai—Châtou (2014, 2013), Biennale de Belleville (2014), LE BAL (2014), Walter Phillips Gallery—Banff CA (2013), MAC/VAL (2013), Bétonsalon (2012), Fondation Ricard (2012), CAC—Genève (2011), Piano Nobile—Genève (2011) and Musée National d’Art Moderne—Centre Pompidou (2010).

The Twilight Zone project was selected for financial aid by the FNAGP sponsorship committee and the CNAP’s support production/research committee. The exhibition features as part of Plein Soleil—l’été des centres d’art, offered by the network d.c.a/association de développement des centres d’art.


Free admission. Closed on Sunday, Monday and Thursday, July 27, 28 and August 15.

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