It’s the first night after their arrival. Chloé smiles. Pierre is silent. What they will do?
Chloé: ‘We work with images out of popular culture and specific fields of technical language. We work with objects, we like to play. When we work it’s agame, a battle. I think we have the same method.’
Pierre: ‘The trip made me tired. We have some vague ideas. Our collaboration will be like a cadavre exquis.’ You know, the surrealists’ game in which players write in turn on a sheet of paper, fold it to conceal part of the writing, and then pass it to the next player for a further contribution.
Chloé:‘Yes, we are connected with the surrealists.’
HUP: Pierre Cornut & Chloé Piot is open in its source. It’s a spatial collage about varied domains: holidays and family, heroes and astronauts. It’s also a quest for cooperation – they are friends since schooldays, but never worked together. It’s a dance of style and quality, of small jokes. An assembly of the good, the bad and the ugly.