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Loris Greaud | Voodoo Curses | Care Bears & Willem Dafoe | Loris Gréaud Discusses his Film, ‘Sculpt | Scored by The Residents | ARTnews

Willem Dafoe, left, stars in Loris Gréaud\’s newest film Sculpt (2016). ©LORIS GRÉAUD, GRÉAUDSTUDIO “We will try to talk about everything but the film,”Backlinks Image For Post

Willem Dafoe, left, stars in Loris Gréaud’s newest film Sculpt (2016).

“We will try to talk about everything but the film,” French artist Loris Gréaud told me Monday afternoon, the day before his talk at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art with Homer Flynn, who is officially the “spokesman” for the mysterious and anonymous collective The Residents. The talk couldn’t happen at LACMA’s large Bing Theater because, since Tuesday, the Bing has been screening Gréaud’s 45-minute film Sculpt. A number of the 600 seats have been removed to leave an isolated chair in the middle of the theater, and just one person at a time can watch Sculpt, a red-tinted exploration of ritual, self-obsession and legacy-building. This means four people can see it on weekdays, six on weekends. And Gréaud, who traffics in vagueness, has not set a specific end date for the project.

The Residents, who have toured as a rock band since the 1970s, always masked, scored the film, something the group agreed to do after arriving masked to Gréaud’s Paris studio and hearing him out as he laid out his vision. Flynn—who, despite co-founding The Residents’ management company, The Cryptic Corporation, has long denied being lead singer—traveled to L.A. for Tuesday night’s talk. Despite Gréaud’s previous plan to talk about everything but the film, that’s exactly what was discussed. He showed the audience an on-set video produced by Purple magazine, in which Willem Dafoe, the film’s star, says “Mobius Strip” again and again and we see, just briefly, the clown in the devil mask who will perform the Residents classic, “Rabbit Habit.”

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