"Timekeeper" (1999)

"Timekeeper," 1999
Hole revealing wall painting of successive exhibition layers, 20 cm in diameter. Installation view: Secession, Vienna, Austria.
© Pierre Huyghe, courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris/New York.

"It’s very difficult to say what’s poetic in my work because it’s not something ‘mathematical’. It’s not a recipe. There’s no reason to have a recipe and say that I’m going to be poetic. I never do that. It’s rarely within the form itself. It’s more in the process. If there is something poetic, it’s poetic in the procedure . . . in the way things are made."

- Pierre Huyghe