"Streamside Day," production still (2003)

"Streamside Day," production still, 2003
Film and video transfers, 26 minutes, color, sound. Photo by Aaron S. Davidson.
© Pierre Huyghe, courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris/New York.

"Streamside is a little town north of New York. It was under construction when I found it, and I created- or invented- a tradition for it. I was interested in the notion of celebration, and what it means to celebrate. I tried to find a story within the context of the local situation, looking for what the people there had in common. I found something basic: they all came from somewhere else and encountered nature."

- Pierre Huyghe