Magazine article Sculpture

Fondazione Berengo

Magazine article Sculpture

Fondazione Berengo

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Murano, Venice

Loris Gréaud

Through November 26, 2017

A cross-disciplinary artist, Gréaud is an enthusiast of architecture and quantum mechanics, a graphic designer, electronic music producer, and founder of an experimental film studio. In 2004, he founded DGZ Research with the architects Marc Dölger and Damien Ziakovic in order to realize "utopian" projects built via empirical machines in which the medium systematically follows the ideas, which are themselves exchanged, shared, negotiated, and distorted. The Unplayed Notes Factory, the latest iteration in an ongoing series of grand-scale conceptual installations, breathes new life into Murano's Campiello della Pescheria glass furnace, which has been closed for 60 years (and preserved untouched ever since). A colossal organism that distends through space and history, Gréaud's furnaceturned- dreaming factory, which he likens to Frankenstein's monster, undertakes the vitrification of hourglass sand, a jealously guarded alchemical process with the vain ambition to crystallize time. …

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