Fireflies, Hardback Book

Fireflies Hardback


Generally more known for his installation work encompassing sculpture, video and soundscapes, Fireflies focuses wholly on Parenno's lesser-known drawings.The drawings collected here showcase a delicate, personal touch, as they were created while Parenno was ill with cancer and were sent to his friends. In Parenno's drawings the fireflies' light is often created by an absence of darkness or pigment.The striking drawings perfectly encapsulate how the bioluminescent glow emanating from the insect's abdomen reminds us that, when surrounded by darkness, the strongest light comes from within. The book features an interview with the artist by Hans Ulrich Obrist, creative director of Serpentine Galleries, and an essay by Belgian philosopher Vinciane Despret.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 250 pages, 200 Illustrations, unspecified
  • Publisher: Heni Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Art & design styles: from c 1960
  • ISBN: 9781912122110



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