Exhibitions

MAM Screen 006: Camille Henrot

2017.7.5 [Wed] - 10.23 [Mon]

Camille Henrot gained international recognition in 2013, when she was awarded the Silver Lion at the 55th Venice Biennale for her video Grosse Fatigue. In recent years Henrot’s profile has continued to grow through a number of solo and group exhibitions in international institutions, including solo show at Kunsthalle Wien (Vienna, 2017), Fondazione Memmo (Rome, 2016), and the New Museum (New York, 2014). This fall, she will present a carte blanche at Paris’ Palais de Tokyo.

Henrot’s diverse practice encompasses video, sculpture, drawing, and installation. She takes inspiration from a breadth of disciplines, including anthropology, literature, and natural history. Through these fields, Henrot offers her own unique observations on the ways in which knowledge is recorded, and how such knowledge becomes transformed as it moves across cultures. Her exploration of these themes is coupled with an awareness of how the rise of the digital has altered our relation to everything from the natural world to spirituality.

In two of Henrot’s early works, Metawolf (2002) and Dying Living Woman (2005), found footage from sci-fi and horror films is obscured by the artist’s scribblings, subtly subverting the narrative conventions of both genres. Natural History of Art (2009) places an anthropological gaze on both plants in a greenhouse and art-handlers installing an exhibition. Le Songe de Poliphile /The Strife of Love in a Dream (2011) focuses on various techniques employed to conquer fear, such as pilgrimages to holy places, the production of anti-anxiety medication, and the extraction of snake venom. In her film, Henrot explores the snake as an ambiguous symbol in both Eastern and Western cultures, at once deadly and protective. The snake emerges as the source of human knowledge and imagination, and Le Songe de Poliphile /The Strife of Love in a Dream encourages the viewer to consider the relation between cultural myths and fear.

This exhibition presents nine films made between 2002 and 2011, in a single screening around an hour in duration. Together, these works challenge traditional assumptions about memory, film, and cultural dialogues, and prompt the viewer to question the conventions by which the world is understood. Through this process, the program is sure to offer us new ways of looking at the world.

Camille Henrot
Le Songe de Poliphile / The Strife of Love in a Dream
2011
Video 11 min. 40 sec.
Production: Maharaja Films; With the support of Centre Pompidou, Musée national d'art moderne; Centre national des arts plastiques and the Mairie de Paris - Département de l'Art dans la ville
Courtesy: kamel mennour, Paris/London; Centre Pompidou, Paris
© ADAGP, Paris & JASPAR, Tokyo, 2017
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Works

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Camille Henrot
Metawolf
2002
Video
Animation, made of scratching on film
2 min. 39 sec.
Music by Octet
Courtesy: kamel mennour, Paris/London
© ADAGP, Paris & JASPAR, Tokyo, 2017
G0874
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Camille Henrot
Metawolf
2002
Video
Animation, made of scratching on film
2 min. 39 sec.
Music by Octet
Courtesy: kamel mennour, Paris/London
© ADAGP, Paris & JASPAR, Tokyo, 2017
G0874
"
Camille Henrot
Dying Living Woman
2005
Video
Animation, made of scratching on film
6 min. 15 sec.
Music by Benjamin Morando
Courtesy: kamel mennour, Paris/London
© ADAGP, Paris & JASPAR, Tokyo, 2017
G0874
"
Camille Henrot
Dying Living Woman
2005
Video
Animation, made of scratching on film
6 min. 15 sec.
Music by Benjamin Morando
Courtesy: kamel mennour, Paris/London
© ADAGP, Paris & JASPAR, Tokyo, 2017
G0874
"
Camille Henrot
Le Songe de Poliphile / The Strife of Love in a Dream
2011
Video
11 min. 40 sec.
Production: Maharaja Films; With the support of Centre Pompidou, Musée national d'art moderne; Centre national des arts plastiques and the Mairie de Paris - Département de l'Art dans la ville
Courtesy: kamel mennour, Paris/London; Centre Pompidou, Paris
© ADAGP, Paris & JASPAR, Tokyo, 2017
G0874
"
Camille Henrot
Le Songe de Poliphile / The Strife of Love in a Dream
2011
Video
11 min. 40 sec.
Production: Maharaja Films; With the support of Centre Pompidou, Musée national d'art moderne; Centre national des arts plastiques and the Mairie de Paris - Département de l'Art dans la ville
Courtesy: kamel mennour, Paris/London; Centre Pompidou, Paris
© ADAGP, Paris & JASPAR, Tokyo, 2017
G0874

Works Screened

  1. Le Songe de Poliphile / The Strife of Love in a Dream, 2011, 11 min. 40 sec.
    Production: Maharaja Films; with the support of Centre Pompidou, Musée national d’ art moderne; Centre national des arts plastiques and the Mairie de Paris - Département de l’Art dans la ville
  2. Metawolf, 2002, 2 min. 39 sec.
    Animation, made of scratching on film, Music by Octet
  3. sCOpe, 2005, 3 min. 8 sec.
    Soundtrack: Benjamin Morando
  4. Natural History of Art, 2009, 6 min. 49 sec.
    Animation, made of scratching on film
  5. Lansky, 2003, 3 min. 59 sec.
    Animation, made of scratching on film, Music by Octet
  6. WOLF EYES, 2008, 6min. 26 sec.
  7. Dying Living Woman, 2005, 6 min. 15 sec.
    Animation, made of scratching on film
  8. Be Brave My Love!, 2005, 3 min. 45 sec.
    Animation, made of hair collage on film, Music by Florencia di Concilio
  9. Coupé/Décalé, 2010, 4 min. 7 sec.
    35mm film transferred into digital Betacam

* Courtesy: kamel mennour, Paris/London (all works)


Camille Henrot

Born 1978 in Paris, currently lives and works in New York. Henrot gained international recognition in 2013 when awarded the Silver Lion at the 55th Venice Biennale for her video Grosse Fatigue. In recent years, her profile has continued to grow through a number of solo and group exhibitions in international institutions, including solo show at Kunsthalle Wien (Vienna, 2017), Fondazione Memmo (Rome, 2016), and the New Museum (New York, 2014). This fall, she will present a carte blanche at Palais de Tokyo in Paris.


MAM Screen 006: Camille Henrot


Notice about “MAM Screen 006”

The program is approximately 55 minutes long, altogether.
The program is scheduled to start at:
10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00, 19:00, 20:00, 21:00
except for Tuesdays (where it is scheduled to start at 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00)

Due to some events and programs scheduled, the screening may be temporarily unavailable during the following time-frame:
* Please note that events will be added.

17:00- closing time July 5 [Wed]
11:00-20:00 July 9 [Sun]
17:00- closing time July 10 [Mon]
17:00-21:00 July 21 [Fri]
12:00-18:00 July 29 [Sat]
10:00-16:00 August 7 [Mon]
12:00-18:00 August 10 [Thu]
11:00-18:00 August 11 [Fri]
10:00-16:00 August 12 [Sat]
10:00-18:00 August 17 [Thu]
10:00-18:00 August 18 [Fri]
16:00-18:00 September 4 [Mon]
11:00-19:00 September 16 [Sat]
12:00-14:00 October 6 [Fri]

Notice Regarding Photography in the Galleries

Photography is not permitted in the gallery of "MAM Screen 006: Camille Henrot" exhibition.


About “MAM Screen”

The development of video art, which first appeared in the 1960s, has progressed in leaps and bounds alongside innovations in video technology. As the number of video installations combining multiple media also grows, under the “MAM Screen” program single-channel video works from around the world will be screened daily over the period of the relevant exhibition. This program enables visitors to view works on video in concentrated fashion, and at their leisure.

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