OUT OF THE WORLD
is the first of a series of films that will each offer a story to Annlee,
a manga character, whose rights were acquired in common with Pierre
Huyghe. This project is titled "NO GHOST, JUST A SHELL", the
poster is created by M/M. 2 MINUTES EN DEHORS DU TEMPS, Pierre Huyghe's
film, has been exhibited at Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris.
"In Japan, in Tokyo and in Kyoto, there are two agencies, of particular nature, specialized in the production of Mangas, that I contacted.
Manga industry is a considerable one, that places itself outside of
common daily experiences, all the while being extremely organized. The
stories themselves, in order to be produced as fast as possible, are
based on characters, or more specifically, on features such as powers,
personal backgrounds or experiences. These characters are chosen to
fit situations that editors create for them. These situations offer
the characters a chance to prove themselves and their capabilities.
So its really about, rather than the stories themselves, more of a Fitness
An ecological empire, a translation empire:
the copyright, for a good deal, of one of these characters, destined
to disappear very quickly. Work with her, in a real story, translate
her capabilities into psychological traits, lend her a character, a
texte, a denunciation, and adress to the Court a trial in her defense...
(Translated from P. Parreno's Notes, 1999)