New York-based French artist Camille Henrot works across sculpture, drawing and video exploring global links between the construction of knowledge and its relationship to haptic experience. Recent film and video works explore the connection of the artists’ studio to the museum, the evolution of culture and systems of knowledge, drawing on anthropology and social archaeology. Featuring Grosse Fatigue 2013, an ambitious video that attempts to tell the story of the universe’s creation from a computer desktop and using the collection of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC for which she received the Silver Lion at 55th Venice Biennale. The screening is presented in partnership with Chisenhale Gallery, to coincide with Henrot‘s first solo exhibition in the UK and will be followed by a discussion between the artist and Dan Fox, Co-Editor of frieze magazine.
Camille Henrot, France 2009, video, Super 8 and DVDCAM, 13 min
The Strife of Love in a Dream / Le Songe de Poliphile
Camille Henrot, France 2011, video, 11.34 min
Million Dollars Point
Camille Henrot, video, 2011, 5.35 min
Camille Henrot, France 2007, 16mm film transferred to video, French with English subtitles, 12.08 min
Coupé / Décalé
Camille Henrot, France 2011, 35mm transferred to video, 3.54 min
Camille Henrot, France/USA 2013, 13 min
Programme duration: 60 minutes
Prior to the screening the slideshow Egyptomania will be presented in the Starr Auditorium.
Camille Henrot, France 2009, Slideshow DVD loop, 25.37 min
Born in 1978, Camille Henrot lives and works in New York. Recent solo exhibitions include the New Orleans Museum of Art (2013); Slought Foundation, Philadelphia (2013); Kamel Mennour, Paris (2012), Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris (2010). Group exhibitions include Museum Off Museum, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld (2013); Companionable Silences, Nouvelle Vague, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2013); Inventing the World: The Artist as Citizen, Bénin Biennial 2012, (2012); A Disagreeable Object, SculptureCenter, New York (2012); Elles, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2010). Henrot was nominated for the Prix Marcel Duchamp in 2010 and received the Silver Lion at the 55th Venice Biennale, 2013. Henrot’s exhibition The Pale Fox opens at Chisenhale Gallery 28 February – 13 April 2014.