After watching the increasingly trippy promos for FX’s “Legion,” it’s safe to say the X-Men television drama will be pretty mind-blowing. Artist Michael Murphy took that to heart and created an incredibly cool art installation that forms the show’s logo.
“There’s a moment in the first episode when [David Haller] says, ‘I’m insane, this is my delusion!’ What an explosive statement,” Murphy said in a statement. “I’ve taken inspiration from that suspicion, and translated into a dimensional expression, the embodiment of a pivotal scene from the series, David’s kitchen bursting, or perhaps it’s a metaphor for what’s going on inside his head.”
The piece is a part of a “Legion”- themed exhibit that runs through Sunday at the Villain art house in Brooklyn, New York. “In designing my work, my goal is to create an unexpected perceptual experience,” Murphy explained. “One that is intellectually challenging and, at the same time, technically intriguing. I utilize optical illusion, sculptural practices, and spatial techniques to create installations that stimulate thought. I view my art as a vehicle for ideas. And in this work, you’re invited to step into David’s world, literally.”
Created by Noah Hawley (“Fargo”), “Legion” stars Dan Stevens, Mackenzie Gray, Scott Lawrence, Aubrey Plaza, Katie Aselton, Bill Irwin and Jean Smart. The series premieres Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX.
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