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LORIS GREAUD
Underworks

2014

Brusan, resin, black paint, concrete, black wooden case packer

194 x 97,2 x 8 cm (frame included)

On august 17th, 2006 at 2:27 am, a large batch of buried fireworks was detonated 3m70 underground, across a span of 280 m². Their explosion molded the area underground, leaving a new cavernous space imprinted by this excitement of subterranean activity. Extract from cellar door, an opera in almost one act, libretto by raimundas malasauskas and aaron schuster published by jrp ringier : (...) Has seen more underground than a nyc subway train and snoop dog put together. A relentless arsonist with a penchant for secrecy, a fireworks display for night crawlers and weed roots, underworks exploded its painted blossoms one calm evening beneath the surface of the earth, (...). This frozen pyrotechnic portrait is a projected manifestation of subterranean creation (...)