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Immersive, visual and sound interactive installation
Scenocosme : Grégory Lasserre & Anaïs met den Ancxt

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Our artistic approach involves social, relational and sensitive dimension. “Cyclic” generates relationships between visitors and invite them to share time in a collective performance. The ritual dimension offers to the spectators a unique artistic experience, symbolic and meditative. In this artwork, the spectators are invited to take time, to sit down all together, to join theirs hands for activate the installation : an immersive visual and sonorous artistic experience around a symbolic fireplace.

The epicenter is a large hemispherical mirror, it receives the moving images from the video-projector and also reflects the same visuals all around the space. The optical and sound immersion is integral, the visuals visible on the mirror are propagating through the space. Large pieces of translucent fabrics are hanged from the ceiling and design several delicate cycloramas. It reinforces the idea of the circle which is deployed in the space. The spectators are immersed inside the visuals.

“Cyclic” is an interface of exchanges and physical connections, an organic system, powered by the energy of all. Through a singular ritual, this artwork is a collective performance to experiment all together. It's an invitation to share a moment of symbolic and sensitive relations with the others. Like a fragile and ephemeral ecosystem, where each element is interdependent from the others. The interactions between the spectators generate a moving and evolving landscape.

Two sensitive interfaces activate the visuals and sounds of the installation. Scenarios of the artwork evolve according to the touch, the electrostatic energy produced by the person and also all people who gives their hands. Other people can enter inside the space, sit down, touch one interface or give a hand to its neighbour in contact with this interface.

The skin-to-skin contacts between the spectators will modify the visual and sound scenarios: many singular moving shapes and patterns are mixed together in order to constitute an original and evolutionary graphic hybridization. Each new contact produces different evolutions among the many possible real-time generations. The work is constantly renewed according to the quality of the physical contacts between people. The energy of each person allows to change the visual and sound hypnotic scenes.

Each capacitive sensor has the capacity to measure the amount of tiny electrostatic energy transmitted by a living person in contact with it. When several persons give their hands, this amount of energy increases. This information is analysed in real time by our software of the work. This one generates and modifies the visual and sound scenarios produced in real time too.

Up to ten people can sit together and create the circle of interactions.Other spectators can also stand in the periphery of the translucent cycloramas in order to observe the performance.

The faces are illuminated by the images reflected. The central mirror concentrates the reflections of the individuals and connects them together within the images of the work. This collective performance generates strong, captivating and mesmerizing moments. The bodies of the visitors are involved in this ritual of meetings and become the supports of living, moving and unpredictable virtual paintings. Then, this interactive installation gives way to human, physical, symbolic and sensory relationships.

Support :
Fondation bullukian (Fonds de soutien pour la création)
- [SCAN] Soutien à la Création Artistique Numérique de la Région Auvergne Rhône-Alpes
Ville de St Etienne

With the great help of Daan De Lange, Theophile Huau Armani, Vanessa Debray, Christophe Thollet, Grégory Compagnon, Victoria Ferracioli, Alice Andrieux, Philipe et Thomas met den Ancxt

MUDAC - Musée de design et d'arts contemporains - Lausanne (Switzerland)

Hôtel-de-Ville / Salle Aristide Briand / Pléiades - Festival des arts numériques - Saint-Etienne (Fr)

Hôtel-de-Ville / Salle Aristide Briand / Pléiades - Festival des arts numériques - Saint-Etienne (Fr)

Previous exhibitions of Cyclic

Maison Folie Hospice d'Havré - Tourcoing (Fr)
Curator : Myriam OTHMAN / Lille300
Exposition personnelle
12/05/2022 - 23/10/2022

Festival Aujourd’hui Musiques - Perpignan (Fr)
Théâtre de l'Archipel Scène Nationale de Perpignan
13/11/2021 - 22/11/2021 : -

Festival Safra’Numériques / Centre culturel Le Safran - Amiens (Fr)
Curator : Didier Ringalle
19/10/2021 - 23/10/2021

MUDAC - Musée de design et d'arts contemporains - Lausanne (Switzerland)
Curator : Claire Favre Maxwell
03/10/2020 - 03/10/2020 :

Pléiades - Festival des arts numériques - Saint-Etienne (Fr)
Hôtel-de-Ville / Salle Aristide Briand
06/11/2019 - 09/11/2019

Scenocosme : Gregory Lasserre & Anais met den Ancxt -