"Streamside Day," production still (2003)

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

"In ‘Streamside Day’, I was building a celebration. I was even building a source, a kind of mythology. Then people would play in this mythology in the form of a day off, a celebration, once a year. I organized the whole celebration from the parade to the concert to the food and speeches. In a certain way it’s a score that can be played again. It’s a program, and next year at the same time you just take out the sheet of paper and say, ‘Parade!’ and it will unfold. The film was just one way to grab the situation."

- Pierre Huyghe