SEOUL, South Korea – (September 19, 2016) –
Christie® visual solutions is lighting up the animate and inanimate worlds created by French artist Pierre Huyghe in his remarkable short film during the
SeMA Biennale Mediacity Seoul 2016, taking place at the
Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA) from September 1 to November 20.
Pierre Huyghe, Untitled (Human Mask), 2014, Film, color, stereo, sound, 2:66, 19min, Courtesy of the artist, Hauser & Wirth, London and Anna Lena Films, Paris; Image courtesy of SeMA Biennale Mediacity Seoul 2016
Titled “Untitled (Human Mask)” the 19-minute film is one of Huyghe’s most famous works to date. The story is inspired by a real situation in Japan in which a monkey, wearing the mask of a young woman, is trained to work as a waitress in an abandoned Japanese city devastated by recent disasters. The action takes place inside a desolate restaurant/bar that’s inhabited by the masked monkey, which acts out the human condition in a forsaken world, and endlessly repeating the “young woman’s” unconscious role.
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