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Lou Masduraud
On an invitation fromGarance Chabert

Cabinet de contorsion (danse macabre), 2022

In her artistic practice, Lou Masduraud develops a network of adaptive hybrid bodies, tubular systems, dreamlike window wells, contextual lamp posts, fountains for a productive social body, or marble mouths that suggest an eroticism of sensorial sharing. Using phantasmagorical slippages, Masduraud refuses the clarity of a normative system, instead preferring an aesthetic experience formed in relation to bodies, worlds, and other subjectivities.
(Extract from the text written by Paolo Baggi)

© Isabelle Meister (portrait)
© Thomas Maisonnasse

Lou Masduraud was born in 1990 in Montpellier, and has been living and working in Geneva for the past 10 years. Through analogy, she works with organizations that are radically different in nature (institutional, social, hydraulic, ecological, psychic). In her installations she explores notions of movement and flux by looking at collective dynamics, while drawing inspiration from machinery, like electrical grids, street lighting, sewer systems, and underground tunnels, offering viewers forms of phantasmagorical upheaval and alternate reality. She has presented her work in solo exhibitions (CAN, La Maison Populaire, Hardhat) and group shows (Centre d’Art Contemporain de Genève, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Kunsthaus Langenthal, Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard, Kunsthaus Hamburg, Kunsthalle Basel...). She is currently working on her first institutional solo exhibition at the MAMCO after winning the Canton of Geneva’s MANOR 2023 Cultural Prize.

Website Lou Masduraud
Instagram @lov.masdvravd 

Window display: courtesy of Grütli, Centre de production et de diffusion des Arts vivants

Lou Masduraud

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