Laurent Grasso at the Musée d’Orsay

Published by Elodie D. · Published on 30 November 2020 at 10h04 · Updated on 30 November 2020 at 12h47
Laurent Grasso takes over Paris Musée d’Orsay with a never-seen-before movie from November 10, 2020 to February 14, 2021, as part of the “Origins of the World” exhibition. The film presents a collection of pictures of the world in hyper-acceleration in a moment of “paroxystic hybridization of humans and non-humans”.

When the talented Laurent Grasso questions the evolution, it ends up with a “machine film” that is written, evolves and changes on a daily basis with preexisting images and narrations, like a defective database that keeps on turning. The artist worked on this idea for three years, as asked by the musée d'Orsay wishing to highlight Darwin’s work on the evolution with today’s issues.

And for Studio Grasso, “the opacity of the world is more likely to result from an accumulation of information to decipher than from geographically unknown areas to be cleared”. Therefore, instead of shooting new pictures, the artist simply looked up on the Internet and explored what already exists, a very thorough analysis of big data. And coronavirus helped him out on this project because there has been a growing virtualization of the world.

The result will be screened on the large towers of the museum. Besides the movie, the artist will present a series of paintings and sculptures still under development.

Laurent GrassoFuture Herbarium © Laurent Grasso / ADAGP, Paris 2020 Photo © Studio Laurent Grasso, Courtesy Perrotin

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From 15 December 2020 to 14 February 2021



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