The film of the exhibition.
What characterizes the Turing machine is first of all its universality: the borders
between the cognitive modes of man, animal and machine are abolished.
Among all the possible Turing machines, the one Pierre Huyghe presents
contains three methods of data processing: human, alive and artificial.
the spectator is himself a calculating being, leading his investigation under
the retroactive control of the Hal computer–which, in addition, directs computing
processes that culminate in generating and exposing visual art works.
The photographs, videos and installations
produced by Pierre Huyghe (born 1962 in Paris, where he lives and works) question the
conditions of representing reality and the
shifts of meaning they give rise to. By using
the aesthetics of an underrated daily round,
the artists suggests the limits of our knowledge,
based restrictively on the interpretation
of the world. Situated somewhere between
reality and make-believe, and steeped in the
cinematographic world (repeats, remakes,
and so on), his videos lead the viewer to question
his own vision of the things surrounding
him, and his relation to collective memory.