Wednesday, March 10, 8pm
Georgia Tech, College of Architecture Auditorium
245 4th St Ne, Atlanta, GA 30308
THIS EVENT IS FREE, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE.
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“The idea is to construct a floating viewpoint, thereby creating a discrepancy in relation to reality. We move from one viewpoint to another, and that’s also how we manufacture states of consciousness.” Laurent Grasso’s work calls on a continually shifting viewpoint, reflecting his fascination with the visual possibilities of electromagnetic energy, radio waves, and naturally occurring phenomena as well as their application to paranormal activity.
Grasso also uses imagery culled from the cinema and art history and, working in video, sculpture and, most recently, painting and drawing, he recreates phenomena—both human and natural—that set up surreal and ambiguous juxtapositions of time and space.
Born in France in 1972, Grasso was awarded the Marcel Duchamp Prize in 2008 and is the subject of a major monograph—Laurent Grasso: The Black-Body Radiation—published by les presses du réel. Recent solo exhibitions have included The Horn Perspective at the Centre Pompidou and Gakona at the Palais de Tokyo, both in Paris in 2009. Grasso’s work was also featured in the 9th Sharjah Biennial, United Arab Emirates, in 2009. His major temporary architectural installation Nomiya is situated on the rooftop of the Palais de Tokyo in Paris.
CO-SPONSORED BY GEORGIA TECH, COLLEGE OF ART AND ARCHITECTURE, AND THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF FRANCE IN ATLANTA.
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Susan Bridges / Louis Corrigan / Mack Scogin & Merrill Elam / John Trobaugh & Jeroan Allison
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