In the Collection O(x), Éditions HYX publish "EndextenD", a blockbuster, an experimental voyage to the limits of perception. Designed by the artist and graphic designer Daniel Perrier, this work gathering many collaborators presents all his various projects over the last few years. This artistic material turns the book-object into an interface which offers to the reader the opportunity to become an actor in aesthetic experiments around sight, hearing and touch - A work open to the experiment of the possible...
At first: a white book, a cover on which subsists a mark, a name, Loris Gréaud - the artist. A title, "EnextenD", stretches out on it like a distorted palindrome, leading us towards an endless book… Atypical because of its inverted pagination, the book plunges the reader into a new kind of aesthetic experiment. A great number of cross-references opens out onto infinite possibilities of cross-reading, and web-links unfurl a deferred time, a deferred space. The reader becomes the actor of a performance created by the artist around numerous authors and sensory experiments. Following certain oral traditions with their varying and multiple narratives, "EndextenD" leaves it to its reader or co-producer of a unique text: the course of the narrative is never set in a definite direction. At any time it can branch off into boundless variants, into unlimited twists and turns.
Co-founder of a production and post-production company, Loris Gréaud has developed a passion for cinema. From the sound to the picture, he seizes the production logics, combining the technical dimension of the first cinema machines with the most up-to-date scientific and technological stakes. Thus, these experiments make up hybrid and unsettled spaces where the identity of the visitor-actor-spectator-reader is constantly brought into play. This dissemination of identities is diffused as a questioning of the narrative process in which fiction and perception merge. Like Byron Gysin's "dream machines", "EndextenD" is a book designed to be read with one's eyes shut.
Authors and contributions
The End pour Lorris, Holmqvist / Declaration, Tom McCarthy / La mer, Bertrand Marcadé / Mars Morse Dance, Fabrice Hyber / A.E.D.R., extrait Jean Anouilh / On the trail of Deathless Franju, Mark aerial Waller / Radio-activités, Frédéric Langlois et Frank Smith / Dark Light, Pascal Rousseau / Teleportation, Anton Zeilinger, Loris Gréaud, Hans Ulrich Obrist / To end to extend, Catherine Strasser / Répertoire, Olivier Michalon / This procès, Igor Spanjol / Strange dualism’s, Julie Greer / The Scene is nox, Thomas Boutoux/Klima / Subject is a vehicule, Pierre Dean, L.G. / Hide and Seek, Allison G. Moore.