Alexandra Grant/Keanu Reeves: Shadows

As part of the Photo Saint Germain Festival, the Gradiva Gallery is showing Shadows, by artists Alexandra Grant and Keanu Reeves from November 2nd to November 29th.

Shadows is a photosensitive encounter between artist-photographer Alexandra Grant and actor-poet Keanu Reeves. In a ritual dance, he offers up to her gaze his feelings, failures, wounds, and raw power. His shadow is born from light. Rather than obscuring the light he moves incessantly around her and her camera’s lens. His shadow shapes and reshapes itself, taking the form and telling the story of an ancient deity, an errant ghost, a beast and an eternal source of light, warmth and protection.

Seeing Shadows is like hearing a long poem recited in the dancing of two bodies, one tangible, the other ethereal. The lyrics are delivered like a prayer from the depths, a prophetic song filled with light that reveals what we, as humans, do not know yet.


GALERIE GRADIVA, 9, quai Voltaire, Paris
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 10h-18h30