TUNNEL OF LOVE | VIRTUAL EXHIBITION BY JESSICA WILLIAMS
Projet Pangée is thrilled to present its new virtual exhibition titled “Tunnel of Love,” a solo show by Jessica Williams (Los Angeles, USA), on view within a virtual space designed in collaboration with Katerine Dennie-Marcoux (Montreal, Canada).
Inspired by the Tunnel of Love, originally called “river caves”, these amusement park rides gave lovers a place to spend time together, isolated from the world. Popularized in the 1950’s and 1960’s, they eventually disappeared from the physical world, existing primarily in the collective consciousness.
The exhibition design allows visitors to enter the environment on a swan boat, where they can navigate at their own pace to view the paintings exhibited within. The tunnel itself is a loop, with windows that reveal a landscape on fire, simulating the experience of time stretching out indefinitely, and the pervasive unease of an ongoing plague.