A pornographic film is transformed into a voyeuristic, lovelorn ballad. Drawn frame by frame on the 35-mm film stock of a ’70s pornographic film, the sexual content is partially revealed and partially hidden by black animated forms that seem to be fugitive memories of an old love. Sexual excitation and heartache are both based on an alternation of empty and full, presence and absence, hidden and revealed things.
Born in 1978, Camille Henrot lives and works in New York. Her diverse practice combines film, drawing, and sculpture. Taking inspiration from subjects as varied as literature, mythology, cinema, anthropology, evolutionary biology, religion and the banality of everyday life, Henrot’s work acutely reconsiders the typologies of objects and established systems of knowledge. She was awarded the Silver Lion at the 55th Venice Biennale, the 2014 Nam June Paik Award, and the Edvard Munch Art Award 2015.
Films by Camille Henrot (Selection)
Grosse Fatigue 2013 | Million Dollars Point 2011 | The Strife of Love in a Dream 2011 | Film Spatial 2007 | King Kong Addition 2007 | Histoire de Cesaria 2001