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© Odile Decq architect / Felice Varini – Altitude 150
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GL events provides the installations for COP22 in Marrakech from 7 to 18 November 2016.
The largest temporary installation ever produced.
© Architecte OUALALOU+CHOI
GL events enters into a joint venture
with Yuexiu Group
to jointly develop a network of event sites in China. The first phase will consist in managing a 50,000 m2 convention centre in Gangzhou (Canton), targeted for opening in 2019.
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GL events enters into a joint venture<BR>with Yuexiu Group
Euro 2016
Fan Zone in Lyon
A total surface area of 62,000m2 and 25,000 people a day; the Fan Zone in Lyon managed by GL events was the official home of football and fun during the event.
© Nicolas Rodet
Euro 2016<BR>Fan Zone in Lyon
São Paulo International Motor Show
São Paulo Expo stages the largest and most important auto show in Latin America.
© @studioLopes
São Paulo International Motor Show
Sport dans la Ville
GL events provided services to “Sport dans la Ville”, an association promoting social inclusion through sport, for the inauguration of its new premises.
© Gilles Fillot
Sport dans la Ville
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 de Fourvière
GL events has been a partner to this festival in Lyon for many years: sound systems, lighting, structures for the “Village des Nuits”.
© Francis Mainard
Nuits de Fourvière
Designed as an upmarket showroom in the heart of Paris, the show is the ideal place to get a preview of the pre-collections of fabrics and accessories, in a select private environment.
© Stéphane Kossmann
Nuits Sonores
GL events is the audiovisual services provider to this major electronic music festival!
© Laure Rousville
Nuits Sonores
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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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