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I Jedi
  • Pierre Huyghe, artist
    born 1962
    born: Paris, France ; active: France
    Bick Productions, producer
    New Museum of Contemporary Art, producer
  • I Jedi, 2003
  • Point of View: An Anthology of the Moving Image, 2004
  • Where object was made: United States
  • DVD
  • Museum purchase: Museum of Art Acquisition Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0039.05

The artist's conceptual film references Andy Warhol's Empire State and pays homage to Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters by incorporating the Devil's Tower monument made famous in the film. The artist splits the screen in half, creating a mood of suspense, as we wait for a correction that never takes place. Running Time: 12 minutes, 27 seconds