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Frieze Fairs - 07 Oct 2018

Camille Henrot: Frieze Live 2018

Interactive telephone sculptures exploring abuses of power in relation to the role of technology

Bad Dad and Beyond, Enough is Enough, Ded Moroz, Guilt Tripping, Dawg Shaming

Camille Henrot’s interactive telephone sculptures explore abuses of power in relation to the role of technology and online self-help resources. Highlighting the perversity of help with the loss of intimacy and autonomy that follows, the custom phones invite you to pick up the receivers and press buttons to respond to prompts from a recorded voiceover. The scripts offer answers to existential questions like how to know if your partner is cheating or what to do with an aggressive dog.

Camille Henrot (born 1978, Paris; lives and works in New York) is the first woman to open a major “carte blanche” exhibition at Palais de Tokyo in Paris. Titled Days are Dogs, the 2017 exhibition included film, sculpture, drawing and installation drawn from solo exhibitions at Kunsthalle Wien and La Fondazione Memmo, Rome. In 2014 she presented The Pale Fox at Chisenhale Galley, London, which then travelled to Paris, Copenhagen and Münster. Her film Grosse Fatigue won the Silver Lion at the 55th Venice Biennale.

Henrot is the first woman to open a major “carte blanche” exhibition at Palais de Tokyo in Paris. Titled Days are Dogs, the 2017 exhibition included film, sculpture, drawing and installation drawn from solo exhibitions at Kunsthalle Wien and La Fondazione Memmo, Rome. In 2014 she presented The Pale Fox at Chisenhale Galley, London, which then travelled to Paris, Copenhagen and Münster. Her film Grosse Fatigue won the Silver Lion at the 55th Venice Biennale.

About Live at Frieze London 2018
Live is a platform for interactive installations and performances, presented by galleries.

Curated by Diana Campbell Betancourt (Samdani Art Foundation/Dhaka Art Summit), this year’s programme is entitled “Control ~” (“Control Tilde”) – a command on a computer keyboard that unlocks all formulas in a spreadsheet and thus makes them visible. Visitors will encounter works by international artists, drawing attention to unexpected connections and hidden formulas which impact wider social, political and economic realities.