‘I’m not interested in exhibiting something to someone, but rather in exhibiting someone to something’
Pierre Huyghe

Pierre Huyghe, one of the world’s leading conceptual artists, known for creating complex immersive ecosystems, will present a major new exhibition at the Serpentine this autumn. The gallery will become a porous and contingent environment, housing different forms of cognition, emerging intelligence, biological reproduction and instinctual behaviours.

Throughout the gallery, large LED screens will present images which began in the mind of a human. The brain activity is captured as a person imagines a specific situation that he has been prompted to think of. One by one, each thought is reconstructed by a deep neural network and the images created are exhibited in the gallery, where they will be in a constant process of reconstruction, endlessly modified by external factors – light, temperature and humidity levels, the presence of insects, and the gaze of visitors.

The Serpentine Gallery building will be subtly altered, affecting the conditions of the exhibition’s environment. Sanding the walls, the dust from the paint of previous exhibitions will lay on the floor. The central gallery, transformed into an incubator, will birth thousands of flies that migrate towards the centre of the dome.