Grosse Fatigue by Camille Henrot (Screening)
Camille Henrot’s extensive research across disciplines like philosophy, anthropology and history shapes her work. She made Grosse Fatigue while in residence at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., digging into its vast collections to gather images of objects and specimens, like animal skeletons and carved figurines, with footage she shot in offices and collection storages. Henrot merges this with additional clips she both made and found online and characterizes her structuring as ‘an experience of density itself’. She describes this mash-up of scientific discovery and religious myth-making as an ‘intuitive unfolding of knowledge’, a presentation meant to highlight our abundance of information and its limits.