PIERRE HUYGHE, LIGHT CONICAL INTERSECT
RUE BEAUBOURG, PARIS
For Conical Intersect (a piece of artwork meant as a homage to McCall's movie) in 1975, Gordon Matta-Clark made a gigantic hole in a building destined to be destroyed and replaced by the Pompidou Center, at 27-29 Beaubourg Street. In 1996, Pierre Huyghe, in Light Conical Intersect superposed Matta-Clark's movie and McCall's movie, screening an image taken from Conical Intersect onto the wall of the building of the Horloge's district where Matta-Clark's building was standing (the projection took place from Perrotin gallery, 26 rue Beaubourg). This image represents the moment when light invades the conical cavity dug into the front wall : in a perfect visual coincidence, the architectural structure is solved in light and goes back to its origins.