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© Odile Decq architect / Felice Varini – Altitude 150
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Cannes Film Festival
For more than twenty years, GL events has been on the select guest list of the greatest film festival in the world, providing top-quality services for the event.
© Alexandra Fleurantin
Cannes Film Festival
Nuits Sonores
The 2016 Nuits Sonores are equipped by GL events Audiovisual.
© Laure Rousville
Nuits Sonores
Sao Paulo Expo inauguration
The inauguration of the expanded and renovated Sao Paulo Expo on 26 April was attended by more than 500 economic decision-makers.
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Sao Paulo Expo inauguration
COP 21
The aim of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) was to negotiate a new universal agreement on climate change, in order to maintain global warming below 2°C. GL events supplied and assembled structures for this key event, and also provided audiovisual services, fixtures and fittings for the event spaces.
© Philippe Cler
COP 21
African Games
The Live! by GL events agency was in charge of organising the spectacular closing ceremony for the African Games.
© Myli Bourigault et Pierre Le Tulzo / Live! by GL events
African Games
Video City Paris
Organised by the producers of the Golden Moustache (M6 TV channel), the Studio Bagel (Canal+ TV channel) and Mixicom, in collaboration with Live! by GL events, Vidéo City brought together around a hundred of the most popular YouTube video creators. A genuine success!
© Philippe Cler
Video City Paris
Maison de la Mutualité
The Maison de la Mutualité was the former headquarters of the French mutual insurance federation . The venue has been managed by GL events since 2010. The Group has renovated the building to return it to its former glory. Today, the venue hosts all types of events, from business meetings and exhibitions to fashion parades.
Maison de la Mutualité
Equita
This is an event that horse-riding fans look forward to every year. Organised by GL events, Equita is the largest equestrian show in France. Each year, around 3,500 horses take part in the event which attracts over 150,000 visitors.
© PSV – Jean Morel
Equita
IMF and the World Bank
The Boards of Governors of the IMF and the World Bank met in Lima (Peru) this year to establish the main priorities and focuses for the two institutions. The production of this large-scale event was entrusted to a consortium made up of GL events and the event agency Stimulus.
© Joao Socola
IMF and the World Bank
Absolute
Spacious, elegant and with impeccable finishing, Absolute Triple Deck is an exceptional structure that combines robustness and aesthetics. Providing more than 25% additional interior surface area, this new events structure takes standards in excellence to a whole new level.
© Detail Ltd
Absolute
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« Labyrinth of Memory » Chiharu Shiota

From 4 May to 31 July 2012 - from wednesday to sunday 11:00 am to 6:00 pm

Labyrinth of Memory: Chiharu Shiota at La Sucrière - Lyon

"For my exhibition at La Sucrière in Lyon, I imagined a specific project based on the architecture and identity of the building itself, using the ceiling and the pillars as structures in an immersive environment. Sixteen dresses will be hung from the ceiling, between the pillars across the whole space. The dresses appear to be suspended individually, but are in fact all joined by a single white fabric. The black thread goes round the dresses, weaving a web around the pillars creating a dense atmosphere. Visitors can walk around the layout or inside it, and navigate through the space created by the weave of the thread." 
Chiharu Shiota Oct 2011

Dresses are like a second skin.
Sometimes, this second skin describes us even better than our own skin. The "second skin" dress is inside us. I think everything is inside the body – family, grassroots, nation and religion.... This is an intrinsic relationship; sometimes it is comfortable, but sometimes it can be restrictive and even paralysing. Using the black thread that goes around the "second skin" dress, I create an environment that describes these relationships. The web of thread blurs the spectator's view, and the dresses become more difficult to see. Visitors are completely immersed in the layout; they navigate inside the relationship between the dress and the web of threads, and walk through a labyrinth. This experience aims to highlight the complexity of the human being, by confronting visitors with themselves and the work. Space, time, gravity and human thought form relationships. All of these relationships are represented in my exhibition.

For this first cultural event produced by La Sucrière, the artist has designed a monumental layout, totally integrating the building's architecture. Sixteen white dresses hung from the ceiling inside a web of black thread, requiring around 1000 metres of satin cotton and a truckload of black wool (600 kilometres of wool). Each dress is made by the fashion creator Mongi Guibane.

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