October 30, 2009

"Confusion of the Senses"

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The Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton features an exhibition entitled “Confusion of the Senses” until January 10, 2010. The starting point of this sensorial voyage is a work by Olafur Eliasson, “Your Loss of Senses”, an elevator that enfolds visitors in total darkness, cut off from all external sound.

The works include "Atoll" and " Thraumathèque". The first is an installation of two transparent cubes with live video projections of the Paris sky. While gazing as clouds float from one cube to the next visitors can reflect on space and time.

The second invites visitors to leave a "trauma" by recording a painful past episode on a VHS cassette. The projection is materialized by a cassette that can be dated and titled, before being catalogued alongside the others in the Thraumathèque. These experiences upend perceptions certainties at the Espace Louis Vuitton

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