No Ghost Just a Shell, 1999–2002, multimedia installation
The work No Ghost Just a Shell started by buying up the rights of an inexpensive Japanese manga character: AnnLee. In doing so, the artists Huyghe and Parreno liberated the AnnLee character from the power structures of the entertainment industry and created the possibility to develop new storylines. Over the course of three years, they invited 13 artists to create several films with AnnLee as the main character. Some of these stories can be seen in the exhibition. In 2002, they decided to finalize the project by handing over AnnLee’s image rights to AnnLee herself. With this, Huyghe and Parreno created a closed circuit of production and distribution.
Pierre Huyghe, Two Minutes Out of Time, 2000, 4 minutes, 9 seconds
Philippe Parenno, Anywhere Out of the World, 2000, 3 minutes, 50 seconds
Philippe Parenno, One Million Kingdoms, 2001, 6 minutes, 45 seconds