Through the use of the artistic shifting, the project consist in playing with christmas holidays, to give it his popular and symbolic dimension. A desire for magic, fantasy to introduce a shift, a disturbance in the familiar environment and daily city life.
This festive period is characterized by an important external and nightlife.
With the approach of Christmas, the crowd walks the streets following a rapid pace, moving head down from a sign to another. The goal is through light installations, offering a different perspective, to bring a new light, as a vector of meetings, discussions and rediscovery of the city.
From the ground, a video projection gradually fills the front of the building : the image of the sea that goes up and goes down.
At the same time, the windows light up to the rhythm of seconds and the bell tower lights up punctually, in synchronization with the bell towers of the Basilica of St-Amable and the church of Our Lady of Marthuret (see the installations blocks and breathing).
A light rhythmic to each of the seven windows of the stairs to the clock tower leads to the bell tower, accompanied by a soundtrack composed of various percussion, chimes, bells and clocks.
The rhythm is animated by a program, such as needle counting seconds, as the countdown clock with a strange operation. After a gradual buildup rhythmic, the cycle ends with the lighting of the bell tower, with a thick smoke coming over.
20 resin light modules are hanging on the facade of the church, designed in the image of cut stone, whose night programming reveals different aspects of the architecture.
A stitched canvas spy module suspended in the nave of the basilica, is a sort of large lung.
On the canvas, shadows of a hanging but invisible tree whose branches look like pulmonary ramifications. Three light sources, red, green and blue, are used to vary the colorimetry of the respiration rhythm of the lung.
Think the basilica as a living organism, which breathing becomes visible through its windows, a nightfall. It is a cycle of twenty minutes loop during which the projectors located behind the windows go up then down gradually, sometimes we can say of regular and slow, jerky and sometimes breathless, in the image of breathing sleep. The cycle ends with the lighting of the bell tower, which leaves a thick smoke.
A tree of wrought iron 3 meters high at the center of the courtyard of the City Hall.
At the end of each branch, as if it were a fruit, a face cut into a metal plate.
At nightfall, small light sources and lights up projecting on the walls excessive shadows of the faces who waver.
Fourteen light animations exploring the world of basic mechanical movements (from the spiral to the gears) punctuate their presence in the center of the city : metaphor of the city as construction and moving artificial organism.
Characters succeed one another in a window, appearing and disappearing behind curtains, weaving a theatrical disjointed story, dance, a kind of fiction across a building.
Based on the illusion of reality produced by the video projection on a glass surface, this Installation is based on the staging of people filmed and re-projected.
This installation shows to the street a series of actions, gestures, attitudes of different human faces at the windows, playing with relation to the outside address and look to passersby.
At the end of this 40 minutes cycle, the curtains catch fire simultaneously the windows before switching off.
The garden of the Court of Appeal considered under the aspect of a dance or a game of hide and seek with the center, the basin filled with a light steaming water. twenty wiry and bright characters are scattered throughout the garden space. Seven of them come alive at the approach of a visitor who triggered one of the eight sensors presence. Each animation sequence is triggered depending on the sensor activated by the position of the visitor in the garden.
A sculpture in the center of the circular basin, composed of multiple ramifications kinds of branches at the tip to which are fixed metal plates, fragments of faces.
On the surface of the water, plates of waxes drift and form a moving matter on which are projected the shadows of multiple recomposed faces.