Cities of Gold and Mirrors

Films by Cyprien Gaillard

Through his mesmerizing films, videos, and photographs, Cyprien Gaillard explores the landscape of the built environment with subjects that include modernist tower block housing complexes, Mayan ruins and brutalist resorts, and skateboarding and graffiti in neglected urban spaces such as corporate plazas and train tunnels. The program will feature the following selection of recent film and video works:

Desniansky Raion, 2007, 30 min. DVD

Cities of Gold and Mirrors, 2009, 9min. 16MM

The Lake Arches, 2008, 1min 43 secs. DVD

The Butcher of Dalmarnock, 2009, 2min 18 secs. DVD

Real Remnants of Fictive Wars Part 5, 2005, 7min. 35MM

Dune Park, 2010, 7min 38 secs. DVD

Gaillard is currently an artist-in-residence at the Hammer.


Location: Billy Wilder Theater
Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. General admission tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis following member ticketing. Early arrival is recommended.
HAMMER PLUS Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing (until 15 minutes before the program) by skipping the general admission line and can choose their seats, subject to availability.
Parking: Under the museum, $3 flat rate after 6 p.m. (cash only)

Food and drink may not be carried into the Billy Wilder Theater. Read our food, bag check, and photo policies.

Public programs are made possible by Hammer Members and the generosity of Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and an anonymous donor.

Cyprien Gaillard’s residency received major support from the French Cultural Services and the Flax Foundation.