Last night FX Networks celebrated the long-awaited launch of its new series Legion based on the Marvel Comics, with a bold and exciting immersive art exhibition, Where? House, at Villain in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Installations by artists Michael Murphy, Clemens Behr, Kumi Yamashita and David Flores challenged partygoers by bringing the unfathomable power of the series to life with a mind-bending exhibit inspired by the unpredictable world of Legion. Attendees experienced the Legion mural featuring augmented reality and life-size installations placing them deep into the mind of David Haller.
Through Sunday, January 29, the exhibit will be open to the public featuring the below art-installations inspired by the series including:
“Suspension of Disbelief” (2017) forced perspective art piece by Michael Murphy
“Doors” (2017) found materials installation by Clemens Behr
“Lovers” (2010) light and shadow installation by Kumi Yamashita
“Legion” (2017) key art mural by David Flores
“Grassy Knoll” (2017) multimedia installation inspired by the series by artists unknown
Legion, based on the Marvel Comics by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, is the story of David Haller (Dan Stevens), a troubled young man who may be more than human. Diagnosed as schizophrenic as a child, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. Now in his early 30s and institutionalized once again, David loses himself in the rhythm of the structured regimen of life in the hospital: breakfast, lunch, dinner, therapy, medications, sleep. David spends the rest of his time in companionable silence alongside his chatterbox friend Lenny (Aubrey Plaza), a fellow patient whose life-long drug and alcohol addiction has done nothing to quell her boundless optimism that her luck is about to change. The pleasant numbness of David’s routine is completely upended with the arrival of a beautiful and troubled new patient named Syd (Rachel Keller). Inexplicably drawn to one another, David and Syd share a startling encounter, after which David must confront the shocking possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees may actually be real.
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