"No Ghost Just a Shell" (collaboration with Philippe Parreno) (1999-2003)

"No Ghost Just a Shell" (collaboration with Philippe Parreno), 1999-2003
"A Smile Without a Cat," 2002. Fireworks event, Miami Beach, Florida. Photo by Angel Art Ltd.
© Pierre Huyghe, courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris/New York.

"At the end, we decided to take this character out of representation. So we set up a fireworks event called ‘A Smile Without a Cat’, blowing it up. And we decided to give the copyright to the sign, to the creature or character itself. I freed it from being represented. It cannot be represented any more. At least, it’s a transformation- not an end."

- Pierre Huyghe