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Listen: Pierre Bismuth with Andrew Berardini

Pierre Bismuth discusses his new feature 'Where is Rocky II?'

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(Video still from the fundraising campaign for Pierre Bismuth’s forthcoming film Where is Rocky II? , 2014, courtesy: the artist, The Ink Connection, Team Gallery, and Jan Mot)

(Video still from the fundraising campaign for Pierre Bismuth’s forthcoming film Where is Rocky II? , 2014, courtesy: the artist, The Ink Connection, Team Gallery, and Jan Mot)

Pierre Bismuth is a French conceptual artist based in Brussels, who has shown his minimal, riddle-like and humorous work internationally. In 2004, he won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, together with Michel Gondry and Charlie Kaufman.

For Frieze Talks he discussed his latest feature film, released May 2015, Where is Rocky II? The film documents the artist’s six-year-long obsession with finding a rock that the Ed Ruscha supposedly buried in the Mojave Desert in California in the 1970s. In a mix of fiction and documentary, Bismuth hired a team of screenwriters, actors and private detectives to assist him on his hunt. He discussed the film with LA-based writer and curator Andrew Berardini.

This event took place at Frieze New York on Saturday, May 16, 2015.

Frieze Talks is co–curated by Tom Eccles (Executive Director, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, New York) and Christy Lange (frieze Associate Editor and Curator of Public Programming, Berlin).