« Grosse fatigue » by Camille Henrot [fr]


French artist Camille Henrot’s video installation is presented at the Toronto International Film Festival in partnership with MOCCA. “Grosse fatigue” won the Silver Lion for best young promising artist at this year’s Venice Biennial.


In the beginning there was no earth, no water – nothing. There was a single hill called Nunne Chaha. In the beginning everything was dead. In the beginning there was nothing; nothing at all. No light, no life, no movement no breath. In the beginning there was an immense unit of energy. In the beginning there was nothing but shadow and only darkness and water and the great god Bumba. In the beginning were quantum fluctuations. Excerpt from “Grosse fatigue”: “Our question thus becomes clearly the question of the impossible experience or the experience of the impossible: an experience removed from the conditions of possibility of a finite knowledge, and which is nevertheless an experience.”

Last modified on 18/12/2017

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