"This Is Not a Time for Dreaming," production still (2004)

"This Is Not a Time for Dreaming," production still, 2004
Live puppet play and super 16mm film transferred to DigiBeta, 24 minutes, color, sound. Photo by Michael Vahrenwald.
© Pierre Huyghe, courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris/New York.

"I decided to make a puppet show- like Punch and Judy- and a musical. That’s how it started. . . You see Le Corbusier and how he came to weave the intuition of the building- and you see me and how I came with the intuition of a puppet play. There is present time, and the time of the Le Corbusier commission. In the present, there are the two curators who invited me to do the project, and me. They are actually in the play. And then you have Le Corbusier and the two people who commissioned him. Perfect symmetry."

- Pierre Huyghe