Camille Henrot: The Pale Fox

28 February — 13 April 2014, Chisenhale Gallery, London

By Louise Darblay

Camille Henrot, The Pale Fox, 2014 (installation view, Chisenhale Gallery). Photo: Andy Keate. © ADAGP. Courtesy kamel mennour, Paris and Johann König, Berlin. Camille Henrot, The Pale Fox, 2014 (installation view, Chisenhale Gallery). Photo: Andy Keate. © ADAGP. Courtesy kamel mennour, Paris and Johann König, Berlin.  Camille Henrot, The Pale Fox, 2014 (installation view, Chisenhale Gallery). Photo: Andy Keate. © ADAGP. Courtesy kamel mennour, Paris and Johann König, Berlin. Camille Henrot, The Pale Fox, 2014 (installation view, Chisenhale Gallery). Photo: Andy Keate. © ADAGP. Courtesy kamel mennour, Paris and Johann König, Berlin. Camille Henrot, The Pale Fox, 2014 (installation view, Chisenhale Gallery). Photo: Andy Keate. © ADAGP. Courtesy kamel mennour, Paris and Johann König, Berlin. Camille Henrot, The Pale Fox, 2014 (installation view, Chisenhale Gallery). Photo: Andy Keate. © ADAGP. Courtesy kamel mennour, Paris and Johann König, Berlin. Camille Henrot, The Pale Fox, 2014 (installation view, Chisenhale Gallery). Photo: Andy Keate. © ADAGP. Courtesy kamel mennour, Paris and Johann König, Berlin.

French artist Camille Henrot has received much attention since she won the Silver Lion at the 2013 Venice Biennale for her film Grosse Fatigue (2013). Translated as ‘great exhaustion’, it consists of a 13-minute video in which a rap voice attempts to tell the story of the universe, combining mythical, religious, historic and scientific narratives, while a flow of images flash by simultaneously on a desktop computer. Taking over the Chisenhale Gallery, Henrot builds on this previous work to create…

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