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Pierre Huyghe

A graduate of the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts, Pierre Huyghe combines films, videos, and performances, to deconstruct the use of objects and our dramas.

February 9, 2005. An expedition leaves Ushuaia for the Antarctic circle. Pierre Huyghe, along with six other artists, is brought aboard Jean-Louis Etienne's boat in search of an uncharted island inhabited by a strange creature. Imprisoned by ice floats, they come across an albino penguin that they capture with their recording station.

October 14, 2005. On the Wollman Ice Rink in New York's Central Park, another sea of ice, an orchestra plays a score inspired by the expedition's topographical records.

Winter 2005. Editing of a color film in 16/9, sound 5.1 with the assistance of IRCAM-Centre Pompidou.

June 7, 2006. Following his presentation at the exhibit at the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Pierre Huyghe's film lands in the Espace de projection at IRCAM.

Pierre Huyghe, A Journey That Wasn't, 2005

This is not time for dreaming, recent acquisition by the Centre Pompidou, is a piece by Pierre Huyghe that was presented at the Lyon Biennale in 2005. It questions the global and visionary project of Le Corbusier. Starting with a puppet show, this film tells the story of a building designed by the Swiss architect, The Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard, and the story of Huyghe's own project. The film's sound track is a mosaic of sound fragments taken from Xenakis and Varèse.


A Journey that wasn't

Film Super 16mm and HD transferred to HD, color, sound 5.1, 2006 (22')
Direction: Pierre Huyghe
Production: Anna Sanders Films / Marian Goodman Gallery
Sound track produced in the IRCAM-Centre Pompidou studios
Music: Joshua Cody
Sound Design: Romain Kronenberg, with the participation of Laurent Quaglio

This is not time for dreaming

Film Super 16 mm transferred to digital Betacam, color, sound, 2004 (24')
Direction: Pierre Huyghe
Production: Harvard University Art Museums / Marian Goodman Gallery
Music: Iannis Xenakis, Edgar Varèse
Sound Design: Ira Spiegel

An IRCAM-Centre Pompidou presentation

Photo: Pierre Huyghe, A Journey That Wasn't, 2005 | © Pierre Huyghe

Wednesday, June 7, 8:30pm / IRCAM, Espace de projection

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