Le Corbusier's only building in the United States, Harvard University's Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, is the subject of artist Pierre Huyghe's This is not a time for dreaming.
Commissioned by Harvard to create a work celebrating the 40th anniversary of the building, Huyghe produced an elaborate puppet show opera in which Le Corbusier's frustrations in working with university administrators parallel the artist's own experiences completing his commission. (video, 24 mins.)
This is not a time for dreaming, 2004
Live puppet play and super 16mm film, transferred to DigiBeta, color, surround sound
Running time: 23:33 minutes
Courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, New York