Pierre Huyghe Crossing the Line Festival
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The Host and the Cloud (2009-2010) by Pierre Huyghe will play on a continuous loop in the FIAF Gallery during the Crossing the Line Festival in New York. The Host and the Cloud is set in a former ethnographic museum outside of Paris and centers on three separate days – Day of the Dead, Valentine’s Day and May Day. The work moves through the gallery rooms to investigate the nature of ritual as various proceedings come into focus, including a legal trial, a dance, a hypnosis session, and a coronation, among others.