Loris Gréaud’s complex projects frequently have multiple incarnations, manifesting themselves through architectural environments, music scores, film and art works.

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Loris Gréaud Born 1979, Eaubonne, France. Lives and works: Paris, France and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Loris Gréaud’s complex projects frequently have multiple incarnations, manifesting themselves through architectural environments, music scores, film and art works. His interdisciplinary practice is driven by a wish to combine different fields of knowledge and he often works with architects and scientists to realise his ideas. Exhibitions of Gréaud’s best known and ongoing project, Cellar Door 2008, have recently been presented in Paris and London. The work also exists as an opera and as an architectural project in the artist’s studio - a space that is both real and symbolic of the imagination and of a continual cycle of production. At the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, three identical rooms were presented with repeated elements - such as a carpet inspired by the designs of Buckminster Fuller, special light-emitting speakers and an identical triplet standing in each room serving black champagne to viewers - to create a disorientating feeling of déjà vu. Frequency of an Image 2008 was initiated when Gréaud performed a neurological experiment to record his own brain activity for thirty minutes during a time of intense thought about the Cellar Door global project. The brainwaves recorded have been converted into electrical frequencies which are broadcast from a central unit to small vibrators set into the architecture of the space. Gréaud’s cerebral wanderings are translated into a physical experience for the viewer, making something as ethereal as thought into a tangible sensation.