Anna Lena Films



In 1999 Pierre Huyghe and Philippe Parreno acquired the rights to a Japanese design character from a company specialized in the fabrication of Manga characters, a character that Pierre Huyghe and Philippe Parreno wanted to free from the industry that created her. AnnLee didn’t have a name when they bought her. She had nothing but a visual summary of her identity. But she already had a story, the story of a sign. This is the story which drew up the synopsis of the project No

Ghost Just a Shell. The first two episodes - anywhere out of the world (parreno)- and - two minutes out of your time (huyghe) - two parts of 4 minutes each - make up a prologue to a series of films by different directors. Each films is part of a contemporary tale in which a sign attracts a host of directors before gaining its freedom. The original character finally vanished, taking her copyright with her. The series is now part of the Tate Modern collection.

Philippe Parreno

Pierre Huyghe

Pierre Huyghe