Le Plateau

Loris Gréaud – Silence goes more quickly when played backwards*

> March 10 – May 22, 2005 > Press opening on Thursday, March 10, 2005
> Activation with a musical performing on Wednesday, March 9, 2005
Electrical Opening (Lightning drums) avec Gaël Angelis

Loris Gréaud’s first solo exhibition in Paris is part of le Plateau’s annual show dedicated to the collection of le Frac Ile-de-France.  Whereas normally the exhibition comprises various works chosen out of le Frac’s vaults, this time around we decided to present the work of a young artist with two video installations, Hors prises (acquired in June 2004) and Introduction (acquired in December 2004), that have recently joined collection.
In preparation for the exhibition, Loris Gréaud began elaborating a narrative-based project which eventually was entitled Silence Goes More Quickly When Played Backwards.
Envisioned as a continuation of his previous work, the project consists of a vast “construction site” whose themes, choices, and propositions are the result of numerous encounters and discussions with various industry professionals, including engineers, art critics, architects, historians, sound designers, and other artists.
The exhibition is centered around the theme of “rumors”, and will include the following: the real life experience of a haunted house, a film filled with the ghostlike sounds of previous visitors, a galaxy made up of our industrial system, an odor-based map of the planet Mars, an invisible architecture, radio signals that evoke teleportation, and electric tensions that communicate with passing visitors.  In the end, the whole of the gallery space will be transformed into one giant storybook.

On the last day of the exhibition, the catalogue End extend will be available to the public.  This catalogue will offer up a unique reading of the 12-months of preparation and collaboration that went into the project.

As part of the Séquences program, Loris Gréaud will meet with the public on Thursday, April 21 at 7:30pm.

Visuals available upon demand / Press packet available at the opening

Loris Gréaud was born in 1979.  He lives and works in Paris.
Latest exhibitions: Introduction (May 1 – June 5, 2005, shown in England, France, Vietnam, Australia, USA), Ending Introduction (June 5 – July 27, 2004, gb agency, Paris), Eye of the duck (January 27 – March 12, 2005, Galerie Manet, Gennevilliers)
Caroline Bourgeois, co-director of le Plateau – director of artistic programming
Bernard Goy, director of le Frac Ile-de-France, co-director of le Plateau