"The Third Memory," video still (1999)

"The Third Memory," video still, 1999
Double projection; DigiBeta video, 9 minutes 46 seconds, color, sound. Co-production of Centre Pompidou, Musée National d'Art Moderne, The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, and The Bohen Foundation.
© Pierre Huyghe, courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris/New York.

"What is important to me is to put white on the map, create holes in the map, and bring back some myth to create a zone of no knowledge. It’s not obscurantism. It’s just to blur certitude. As in the Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, where Poe plays with the relation between fiction and reality, if something is too amazing to be believed then you have to put it in the costume of fiction to make it believed. But doing so is a trick because the thing is not even true."

- Pierre Huyghe