Palais de Tokyo

4000m square, 30 YEARS OLD, 3 MONTHS Loris Gréaud’s CELLAR DOOR marks a unique occasion in the history of the Palais de Tokyo. For the first time, its entire 4000 square meter surface will be occupied by a French artist under 30. This daring wager demonstrates the Palais de Tokyo’s commitment to emerging artistic creation in France and to Loris Gréaud, who has considerably upped the ante with his already impressive body of work. SPACE OPERA CELLAR DOOR is an ambitious artistic enterprise: a colossal organism engendered by an original music score that distends through space and time. This mutant form of exhibition is guided in real time by a studio and an engineer located at the heart of the display; they activate the artworks, produce the assemblage of sounds, and prompt its accelerations and retractions. WELCOME TO CELLAR DOOR! Where gigantic fireworks are shot off underground… Where perspectives crumple like paper balls… Where stars draft intergalactic drawings calculated in light-years… Where spatio-temporal rifts split open beneath your feet… Where sculptures form before your very eyes!… THURSDAYS / ON THE IMMATERIAL CELLAR DOOR Meeting with Loris Gréaud,Thomas Roussel, Raimundas Malasauskas, Aaron Schuster, Marc Dölger, Damien Ziakovic. FEB 21, 2008 / 7:30pm DES IMMATERIAUX Legacy of Jean-François Lyotard, with Bernard Blistène, Stéphanie Moisdon, Orlan and Daniel Soutif. Debate preceded by the screening of Paule Zajdermann and Daniel Soutif Les Immatériaux (1985). FEB 28, 2008 / 7:30pm PULSAR Screening of Klonaris and Thomadaki. MARCH 6, 2008 / 7:30pm FILMS / SLAMS / SONS Lead singer of Diabologum in the 1990’s and of Programme, Arnaud Michniak comes forward with a performance mixing videos, music, poetry and new songs from his last album Poing Perdu. MARCH 13, 2008 / 8:30pm GREY GOO A talk on nanosciences of Christian Joachim and Laurence Plévert On the occasion of Nanosciences, la révolution invisible (Editions du Seuil) publication. MARCH 20, 2008 / 7:30pm INTOX / GOSSIP / BLUFF Une rumeur de l’esthétique An idea of Claire Moulène and Mathilde Villeneuve. MARCH 27, 2008 / 7:30pm AUDIOGUIDE A guided tour through Cellar Door with Bruno Latour and guests. By Jean-Max Colard, in partnership with Les Inrockuptibles. APRIL 3, 2008 / 8:00pm to midnight GLOBAL PARANOÏA Two days of lectures on surveillance technologies programmed by Eric Sadin and Ec/arts. FRIDAY 11 APRIL – SATURDAY 12 APRIL, 2008 / 2pm to 8pm BORDER LINE Pascal Rousseau invites Erik Davis, author of TechGnosis – Myth, Magic and Mysticism In the Age of Information. APRIL 17, 2008 / 7:30pm BUCKY Posterity of Buckminster Fuller. Valérie Châtelet invites Antoine Picon, architecture teacher at Harvard and Michael Hays, the Buckminster Fuller exhibition curator, Starting the universe (Whitney, June 2008). Skylab programming. TUESDAY 22 APRIL, 2008 / 7:30pm CELLAR DOOR / CD The recording of Cellar Door Opera, composed by Thomas Roussel, on a libretto by Raimundas Malasauskas and Aaron Schuster, performed by the Orchestre Philarmonique de Radio France (direction: Jean Deroyer. Soprano: Marie Devellereau). La Manufacture du disque. CELLAR DOOR / LIBRETTO Cellar Door booklet / published by JRP Ringier
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