The Working Hypothesis: Pierre Huyghe
Eyebeam, December 9, 2003, 6PM
New York, NY, Nov. 19, 2003— Eyebeam, the not-for-profit media arts organization, presents artist Pierre Huyghe as a part of the Working Hypothesis series developed by Eyebeam's Moving Image Division. Hughye will discuss his recent work Streamside Day Follies now on view at Dia:Chelsea. The talk will take place at 6pm on Tuesday, December 9th at Eyebeam's Chelsea facility located at 540 W. 21st Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues. The event is free to the public with a suggested donation.
Huyghe's art explores the convergence of reality and fiction, memory and history, often incorporating film, video, sound, animation, sculpture and architecture. His kinetic installation Streamside Day Follies corrals viewers and displays a short fictional film about a family relocating to a housing development where they take part in celebratory parade. Hughye's work appropriates a broad range of cultural references including Hollywood films, nineteenth-century utopian social projects, Disney animation and landscape painting.
Huyghe was born in Paris, France in 1962 and graduated form the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs in 1985. Huyghe has had solo exhibitions at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and the Musée d'art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. His work has been exhibited at Documenta 11, Kassel, the Istanbul Biennial, and in 2001 he represented France at the Venice Biennale. He was awarded the Hugo Boss Prize from the Guggenheim in 2002. He currently lives and works in Paris.
The Working Hypothesis series complements the Moving Image Division's other production oriented programming by inviting a range of moving image artists to speak about the theoretical context in which their work was created. Presenters generally divide their time between a private critique for artists working in the Moving Image Studio, and a public presentation to students, artists and filmmakers. Past speakers include director Mike Figgis, photographer Gregory Crewdson, writer/director Micheal Almereyda and Director of Photography Toshi Ozawa.
For more information on Eyebeam, The Moving Image Division or The Working Hypothesis series, please call 212-252-5193 or visit www.eyebeam.org