Untitled (Human Mask), 2014

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Pierre Huyghe

Pierre Huyghe

Untitled (Human Mask), 2014

Film, couleur, son

19 min. 7 s.

Collection Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris

© Adagp, Paris, 2018. © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

Pierre Huyghe

Untitled (Human Mask), 2014

Film, couleur, son

19 min. 7 s.

Collection Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris

© Adagp, Paris, 2018. © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

Pierre Huyghe

Untitled (Human Mask), 2014

Film, couleur, son

19 min. 7 s.

Collection Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris

© Adagp, Paris, 2018. © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

Pierre Huyghe

Untitled (Human Mask), 2014

Film, couleur, son

19 min. 7 s.

Collection Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris

© Adagp, Paris, 2018. © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

Untitled (Human Mask) opens with images filmed using a drone in a post-apocalyptic Japan.

The camera then enters a shadowy restaurant where a monkey is dressed as a girl wearing a Noh-style white theatre mask, redesigned by Pierre Huyghe. Untitled (Human Mask) is based on a real-life story, widely viewed on YouTube, showing a monkey trained to serve customers in a Japanese restaurant. In this piece, the artist filmed the same monkey in the restaurant where it works, but inactive. Out of its disturbing gaze a deep humanity emanates, reducing the difference between animals and humans.

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Pierre Huyghe

Born in 1962, in Paris (France)
Lives and works in Paris (France)

Through the form of the exhibition, Pierre Huyghe constantly reinvents creative processes and modalities of presentation.
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