Vincent Lamouroux

Centre d'art contemporain d'Ivry - le Crédac

The installation, Grounded, 2005, conceived by Vincent Lamouroux for the lower level of Crédac, is situated in a very long room with a partly tilted floor that was originally intended to serve as a movie theater. In this windowless space, a wood-and-metal grid was suspended halfway down from the ceiling; it had a largely even, openwork design, except for a circle cut out of it toward the back of the room. A wide black band was painted around the walls, starting two feet above the floor and reaching a foot and a half below the height of the grid. With this intervention, Lamouroux continued his investigation of one’s relationship with space—physical as well as imaginary, natural as well as constructed. In doing so, he is reformulating the notion of site as defined by Daniel Buren in the ’70s. With this false ceiling parallel to the floor, he created a sort of subbasement within the basement,

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