Pierre Huyghe’s Remake

Pierre Huyghe is a French artist. As the title implies, Remake is a remake of Rear Window. Unlike most remakes, Remake was not intended to in any way improve upon the original, and was screened at exhibitions rather than theaters. The film was a minimalist, low-budget shot-by-shot reconstruction of Rear Window, shot in a Paris suburb over two weekends. Amateur actors were instructed to mimic the behavior of those in Rear Window. It was Huyghe’s intention to merge cinema and contemporary art and compare them. pierre-huyghe-remake-1995


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