Loris Gréaud

Palais de Tokyo

In Loris Gréaud’s work, what is on display is only ever the tip of the iceberg. Likewise, the artist is merely the figurehead for a gigantic production system involving collaborations with architect-designers (with two of whom the artist has founded a production company, DGZ Research), graphic artists, geo-biologists, and sound designers. “I’m like a conductor,” Gréaud said in a recent interview. “My original ideas go through a machine that negotiates them, distorts them, and distends them,” allowing him to be “both emitter and receiver” of his own works—an analysis confirmed by his recent exhibition “Cellar Door” at the Palais de Tokyo. Transforming the entirety of the space into a gigantic organism remote-controlled by an engineer in a central tower, the exhibition was “on” from 2 PM to 8 PM and in “standby” mode from noon to 2 PM and from 8 PM to midnight. (Palais de Tokyo is closed

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