Conrad Shawcross is a very important figure in the Magic Megève project. His work is spread across the entire chalet, from the doors, to the lights in the spa and the skiroom. This artist’s work could be considered the leitmotif, the fil rouge in Magic Megève.
Conrad Shawcross’ sculptures explore subjects that lie on the borders of geometry and philosophy, physics and metaphysics. Attracted by failed quests for knowledge in the past, he often appropriates redundant theories and methodologies to create ambitious structural and mechanical montages, using a wide variety of materials and media, and often working on an epic scale. Different technologies and natural forces inspire his forms, but his mysterious machines and structures remain enigmatic, filled with paradox and wonder. Some have an absurdist melancholy feel, whilst others tend to the sublime.
Conrad Shawcross also created the two main doors to the chalet. For both entrances he created two screens with glass made of corten in between. The pattern follows the same algorithm as his other works: through the movement of the doors or of people coming towards them, the rotation of the sun, and the flicker of the chalet lights, the pattern comes to life, creating a sort of moving starry night.