02. Artists

Camille Henrot

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b. 1978 in Paris (France); lives and works in New York (USA)

Known for her videos and animated films featuring a mix of music and movie images, Camille Henrot also uses installations and drawings to underscore her fascination with “the other” and “the otherworld”, and to satisfy her endless curiosity regarding scientific research and anthropology.

Henrot was awarded the Silver Lion at the 2013 Venice Biennale. She has had solo and group shows at Bétonsalon and the Centre Pompidou (Paris), the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Chisenhale Gallery (London) and the New Museum (New York).

With the support of kamel mennour, Paris

© Joakim BOUAZIZ


Works


La vie moderne

Minor Concerns, Création Biennale 2015

The multifaceted work Camille Henrot has created for Lyon is composed of a series of drawings, a large trompe-l’oeil suggesting the flex of a telephone (when telephones still had them), and an interactive sculpture. The artist seems here to be suggesting those telephone call centres where the caller has to press an infinite number of keys, corresponding to an equally infinite number of possible situations, before getting through to a real human being. Camille Henrot’s delicate hotline can be used by visitors, in this case to attempt to solve problems which really crop up for consumer services: sleeplessness, teenage angst, the loss of a loved one, sexual problems, work worries…

© ADAGP Camille Henrot, Courtesy de l’artiste et kamel mennour, Paris

Minor Concerns, 2015
Création Biennale 2015
10 drawings (watercolor on paper mounted on Dibond)
4 drawings 153 x 193 cm, 6 drawings 157 x 97 cm

Hello & Thank you, 2015
Création Biennale 2015
Sound sculpture (resin, rubber, steel, speaker, mixed materials)
187 x 87 x 180 cm

Late Bloomers, 2015
Création Biennale 2015
Sound piece (IVR)

Are you a prisoner of your own mind ? (v1), 2015
Création Biennale 2015
Watercolor on paper

Bird Droppings (v2), 2015
Watercolor on paper

Smoking the wrong end of a cigarette, 2015
Watercolor on paper

Failed Dog Training (v1), 2015
Watercolor on paper

What to do if you get something in your eye, 2015
Watercolor on paper

Skirt Fail (v6), 2015
Watercolor on paper

No Battery, 2015
Watercolor on paper

 

 

Venues : Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)

Getting there



Gallery
Camille Henrot 4 photos
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© Blaise Adilon

Camille Henrot
Minor Concerns - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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© Blaise Adilon

Camille Henrot
Are you a prisoner of your own mind ? (v1) - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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© Blaise Adilon

Camille Henrot
Bird Droppings (v2) - 2015
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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© Blaise Adilon

Camille Henrot
What to do if you get something in your eye ; Skirt Fail (v6) ; No Battery ; Hello & Thank you ; Failed Dog Training (v1) - 2015
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)