"A Journey That Wasn’t" (2005)

"A Journey That Wasn’t," 2005
Super 16mm film transferred to HD video, 21 minutes 41 seconds, color, sound. Photo by Pierre Huyghe.
© Pierre Huyghe, courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris/New York.

"We just invent fiction and we give ourselves the real means to discover it. So I take a boat and I cross the Drake Passage, we hit a storm, and we are stuck in the ice. We travel for a month through frozen Antarctica to find this territory and this creature. It’s just a process of finding something and bringing it to light. The important thing is the movement. It’s not so much what you find as whether the movement exposes something. On the boat there are many artists whom I asked to come along. So it’s a collective expedition toward elsewhere. And once everybody comes back from this collective experience, each person does something with the experience." - Pierre Huyghe ...

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"We just invent fiction and we give ourselves the real means to discover it. So I take a boat and I cross the Drake Passage, we hit a storm, and we are stuck in the ice. We travel for a month through frozen Antarctica to find this territory and this creature. It’s just a process of finding something and bringing it to light. The important thing is the movement. It’s not so much what you find as whether the movement exposes something. On the boat there are many artists whom I asked to come along. So it’s a collective expedition toward elsewhere. And once everybody comes back from this collective experience, each person does something with the experience."

- Pierre Huyghe

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