Loris Greaud: Sculpt

Loris Greaud: Sculpt

Courtesy LACMA and the artist Loris Greaud: Sculpt


2019-05-24 11:00:00
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. every Fri.
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5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90036
Only one person at a time can see French artist Loris Greaud’s film Sculpt in LACMA’s Bing Theater, which usually seats up to 600. You go in, guided by an attendant, to an empty chair in the middle of the theater. The chairs around it have been moved away. The film, which runs just under 50 minutes, is black, white and red, the red matching the exit signs that line the otherwise dark theater. It pays romantic, heavy homage to lots of different things — Voodoo, punk, existential crises, cultural rituals and Care Bears — though mostly it’s about itself. A priestess does a ritual, cursing rolls of film that will later be used to shoot footage we’re watching. Actress Charlotte Rampling appears at one point wearing a Grumpy Bear suit, though the suit hangs loosely and she appears onstage monologuing over-seriously about the nature of reality, so you might not make the cartoon connection right away.
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