PIERRE HUYGHE

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Variants

A mutant landscape deployed on a big display, abandoned rusty wrecks, pink mutant swarms clinging to the timber, and other strange natural excrescences appearing, here and there, at the detours of the usually flooded paths… Fascinating mise en abîme of the landscape and the encompassing nature, however above all, of the perpetual metamorphosis of the dwelling world, the half-organic, half-digital work in progress carried out within the sculpture park of the Kistefos Museum, in Norway, by Pierre Huyghe permits us to see, beyond the actual, the chances of the actual modified by artificial intelligence.

Thus, in his fascinating mutant landscape, entitled Variants, he mixes actuality and fiction with a virtuosity capable of disturbing our perception. Ensuing from a true symbiosis between the dwelling and the simulacrum, nature and its avatar – the shifting and altering image generated in actual time in situ – this digital panorama is deployed on a big display put in in the midst of the timber, at the end of a path crossing one among these unbelievable locations, situated between the land and the water of Norway, like a window opened on another world, a world in gestation, just like the undetermined world of the goals… &

The 50th work created for the sculpture park of the unimaginable Kistefos Museum in Jevnaker (north of Oslo), Pierre Huyghe’s generative landscape stands out among the sculptures and installations of Anish Kapoor, Claes Oldenburg, Olafur Eliasson, Jeppe Hein, and Tony Cragg. Catching our look by its incessant and interesting mutability, it appears to plunge us in another dimension, that of the indetermination, and make us move to the opposite aspect of the mirror, in an alternate reality.&

Mixing the actual and the virtual in a permanent interaction, the work, implanted under the park, in a previously inaccessible and sometimes flooded islet, permits us to see a panorama and its digital simulacrum subjected to mutations generated in actual time, in a random approach, by an “synthetic intelligence” subjected to the stimulations of environmental sensors; the elements of the dwelling world (noises, movements, fluctuation of the water…) coming thus to change the virtual world, earlier than this last one contaminates in its flip the actual one. Stemming from the 3D printing of the generative mutations of the digital landscape (constantly metamorphosing the scanned image of the location), mutant varieties and unidentified creatures (sponge or metallic excrescences, swarms and denatured bones…) emerge on the bottom or clump in the timber. 3D objects themselves promised to the alterations of time and temperature… &

A disturbing extension of the actual landscape by way of its digital avatar, of a physical surroundings (mixing the dwelling and the inert) by means of its artificially modified double, by the sport of probability and the infinite metamorphoses proper to the digital world… simulating, in situ and in vivo, the potential variations of a dwelling world always evolving itself…&

Hybridizing this dwelling world, in flip frozen, snowy, submerged… perpetually shifting, with its digital metamorphoses reproduced in 3D to be aggregated with the pure parts, Variants implements a double “self-generation” – that of the digital by the dwelling and of the dwelling by the virtual, in a everlasting flip-flop movement – all of the extra disturbing as it's unpredictable. If a lot of the “mutant expansions” implanted on the location might be assimilated to artefacts, it isn't the identical for the bony excrescences aggregated to the reindeer skeleton lying and decomposing on the ground, and even less for the bees that have colonized the pink postichous swarms hanging from the branches…

When a work in progress transgressing, or somewhat, annihilating, the borders of the actual and the digital, makes us see, with an consideration increased by the subversion of the types, the truth resembling it is and such as it could possibly be… 

Kristefos – Museum of Trendy Artwork

41, Jevnaker, Samsmoveien, Norway

Until October 16th 

@Pierre Kistefos @Ola Rindal

https://www.kistefosmuseum.com/news/pierre-huyghe-is-the-artist-of-the-year-2022

Stéphanie Dulout

L’article PIERRE HUYGHE est apparu en premier sur Galerie Joseph.

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