French artist Camille Henrot's encylopaedic video Grosse Fatigue (2013) takes on the history of the universe. Henrot mashes scientific history and creation stories, the rational and the mythic, computers and primitive mindsets. Images appear in a sequence of overlapping pop-up windows as if on a computer screen, suggesting that a vast database underpins the work. Henrot was awarded the Silver Lion for Grosse Fatique, when it debuted at the 55th Venice Biennale.
Henrot lives in New York. Her work has been exhibited at Institute of Contemporary Art and Chisenhale Gallery, London; Centre Pompidou, Louvre, Musée d’Art Moderne and Palais de Tokyo, Paris; New Orleans Museum of Art; Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin; and New Museum, New York. She produced Grosse Fatigue on an Artist Research Fellowship at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.
Camille Henrot is represented by Galerie Kamel Mennour, Paris; Johann König, Berlin; and Metro Pictures, New York.
Run time 13min