Pierre Huyghe L'Expédition scintillante, Act 1, 2002
Untitled (Weather score)
Programmed precipitation: snow, rain, fog
Untitled (Ice boat)
The real precipitations of a fictional climate fall in the room. These precipitations change according to the indications given in the logbook written by a character in Edgar Allan Poe’s deliberately unfinished novel, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, 1838. A season repeats itself.
A boat carved in ice is melting, at once both a vehicle and a part of the territory it might reach. Objects change form, the journey’s vector becomes a territory, then disappears. A radio plays John Cage’s Radio Music, sweeping over airwaves, crossing frequencies.