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Passage du Désir
85-87 rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin
F-75010 PARIS
Métro Château d'eau (4) ou Gare de l'est (4, 5, 7)

Tel: + 33 (1) 56 41 36 04


Miranda Salt
Project Director

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DARREN ALMOND: Geisterbahn

During the filming of Geisterbahn at a fairground in Vienna, Darren Almond fastened his camera to the front of the first car in a ghost train, placing its lens through the eyeball of a human skull. Backed by the Techno tracks of Berliner Stefan Betke, better known within the Techno scene as “Pole”, Geisterbahn makes us shiver to the rhythm of this ballad in black and white. What at first appears to be mere bad taste coarsely pieced together suddenly transforms and acquires a certain lyricism and dreamlike quality.

Curator: Catherine Mathis
Artistic Advisor: Jean-Marc Prévost
Video engineer: Erwan Huon

Exhibition produced by the Passage du Désir as part of the Festival d'Automne à Paris programme. With the support of the Direction régionale des affaires culturelles d’Ile-de-France-Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, and of BETC.


Darren Almond was born in 1971 in Wigan (England), and he lives and works in London. This young British artist is renowned for his original use of video in art installations. He specialises in combining both sound and images so as to make the viewer experience a vision of temporality. His approach is not based on direct confrontation, but rather involves playing on the mechanisms of perception to achieve the desired outcome. He creates images like a painter, combining stillness with motion, or commonplace situations with more theatrical actions.


Le Passage du Désir - chez BETC - 85/87 rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin 75010 PARIS - Tél: + 33(0)1 56 41 36 04