"Celebration Park" (2006)

"Celebration Park," 2006
Installation view: Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris/ARC. Photo by Florian Kleinefenn.
© Pierre Huyghe, courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris/New York.

"This is about the circulation of stories, how we can tell stories to each other- how fluid or not this is. And that’s why there are those moving doors in my installation of ‘Celebration Park.’ They suspend the moment of opening forever. Usually a door is a fixed object: you’re in or you’re out. You can or cannot gain access to something. Here, the doors are moving so you don’t even know any more where ‘outside’ is. Who says a door is a threshold that means you are inside or outside something? I guess if the threshold is moving, if the doors are moving, there is no more inside or outside. It’s definitely about boundaries and culture, and fluidity. You think you can always be outside, but maybe you are always inside. It’s a very simple metaphor." - Pierre Huyghe ...

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"This is about the circulation of stories, how we can tell stories to each other- how fluid or not this is. And that’s why there are those moving doors in my installation of ‘Celebration Park.’ They suspend the moment of opening forever. Usually a door is a fixed object: you’re in or you’re out. You can or cannot gain access to something. Here, the doors are moving so you don’t even know any more where ‘outside’ is. Who says a door is a threshold that means you are inside or outside something? I guess if the threshold is moving, if the doors are moving, there is no more inside or outside. It’s definitely about boundaries and culture, and fluidity. You think you can always be outside, but maybe you are always inside. It’s a very simple metaphor."

- Pierre Huyghe

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