2013 | France | Experimental

The Way in Untilled

  • 14 mins
  • Director | Pierre Huyghe

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A Way in Untilled depicts Huyghe’s environment created in the compost of Kassel’s park, Germany. The once disregarded area of construction debris was transformed by adding other living organisms and inanimate objects. In this situation a fluorescent-painted female dog is seen weaning a puppy, a colony of bees obscures the head of a female nude statue and pollinates medicinal plants, an uprooted tree once planted by the late German artist Joseph Beuys is eaten by ants. What occurs is unpredictable and indifferent to human presence. Over time, elements, species and environments grow, modify, interact or collapse, creating new antagonisms, associations, hospitalities, and hostilities. The camera captures this milieu and the unfolding events at a different scale, sometimes beyond human perception.

This film with no dialogue depicts a passage through the installation that, using different takes over time, creates a peculiar ecosystem in which close-ups of aquatic creatures blend with panoramic takes of rocks and wilderness, complemented by the atmospheric noise that comprises the soundtrack.

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