PRINT March 1997


ONE BY ONE fifteen actors speak their lines, taking their cues from the marks on a clear piece of film stock. An identical sliver of film runs beneath Dubbing, 1996, a video projection of this event. It’s the only indication (besides the title) that the enigmatic scene we’re watching is the dubbing of a film; the images themselves remain as invisible as the narrative does partial. In film-based projects, real-time “remakes,” and site-specific billboards, Pierre Huyghe adopts both the procedures of commercial filmmaking (casting calls, voice-overs) and avant-garde strategies (the use of nonprofessional actors, the incorporation of process into the narrative) to create artworks that unfold in real time and space. In Soundtrack Movie, 1996, English subtitles for Huyghe’s original script appear on a screen, accompanied by a soundtrack with no dialogue, while a microphone pointed toward the

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