Manifesta purposely strives to keep its distance from what are often seen as the dominant centres of artistic production, instead seeking fresh and fertile terrain for the mapping of a new cultural topography.

Pierre Huyghe, FR

Pierre Huyghe, Dialogue avec un produit de consommation, 1998 © Roman Mensing

Mixed media installation at National Museum of History and Art

In Dialogue avec un produit de consommation, French artist Pierre Huyghe filmed a French personality during his sleep for three hours. While the reference to Andy Warhol's famous film Sleep, seemed obvious, the artist was mainly concerned with how cinematographic aesthetics have been engraved in our optical subconscious, critically analysing film image.