The Entropic Taxi; Final Destination

 MICHAEL C. MCMILLEN from Paris via Los Angeles

Dear cousin Rosanna,

Greetings from France via Los Angeles,

As you know and can tell from the photos below, I’ve just returned from a month long project in Paris where I have finished a new work, The Entropic Taxi; Final Destination. The curator has said it was the nucleus of the exhibition All That Falls.

It is at the Palais de Tokyo until September 7, 2014.

The labyrinth-like installation features 4 recent short movies and is built entirely from materials I collected in California for over 40 years.

The ancient car is a 1930 Citroën ‘Rosalie’ which belonged to a friend’s grand father. It had been sitting in the woods of the Loire valley for many decades until we hauled it back to Paris for this final appearance. The installation is being well received and has the effect of ‘taking you out of Paris’ as soon as you walk through the doors.

It was an exciting and intense month (3 week install) and Lauren joined me there for the opening and a week of being ‘tourists’ and visiting friends in and outside of Paris.

Michael

Michael C. McMillen, The Entropic Taxi; Final Destination, 2014, courtesy Michael C. McMillen Photo: André Morin.

Michael C. McMillen, The Entropic Taxi; Final Destination, 2014, courtesy Michael C. McMillen
Photo: André Morin.

Michael C. McMillen, The Entropic Taxi; Final Destination, 2014, courtesy Michael C. McMillen Photo: André Morin.

Michael C. McMillen, The Entropic Taxi; Final Destination, 2014, courtesy Michael C. McMillen
Photo: André Morin.

Michael C. McMillen, The Entropic Taxi; Final Destination, 2014, courtesy Michael C. McMillen Photo: André Morin.

Michael C. McMillen, The Entropic Taxi; Final Destination, 2014, courtesy Michael C. McMillen
Photo: André Morin.

Michael C. McMillen, The Entropic Taxi; Final Destination, 2014, courtesy Michael C. McMillen Photo: André Morin.

Michael C. McMillen, The Entropic Taxi; Final Destination, 2014, courtesy Michael C. McMillen
Photo: André Morin.

Michael C. McMillen, The Entropic Taxi; Final Destination, 2014, courtesy Michael C. McMillen Photo: Michael McMillen

Michael C. McMillen, The Entropic Taxi; Final Destination, 2014, courtesy Michael C. McMillen
Photo: Michael McMillen

 Exhibition view “All that falls”, 2014, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, (France).