Nuits Sonores 2009

Role: Creative direction (in collaboration with Yannick Jacquet, Olivier Ratsi & Joanie Lemercier), motion design, live performance.
Production: Nuits Sonores festival
Coordination & project management: ANTIVJ
Lyon, France, May 2009.

In the year 2009, the vibrant Nuits Sonores festival found its home within the dilapidated walls of a long-abandoned wholesale market. Amidst the remnants of this forgotten space, a remarkable augmented scenography project unfolded, breathing new life into the surroundings.

From the ruins, a pristine and meticulously crafted structure emerged, its immaculate geometry captivating the eyes of the festival-goers. As the DJ's music reverberated through the air, the structure came alive, pulsating and responding in perfect synchrony with the rhythmic beats. This dynamic interaction between sound and form created an immersive experience that transcended traditional boundaries of visual and auditory perception.

This awe-inspiring augmented scenography project was the result of a fruitful collaboration between visionary architects Antoine Trollat and Laurent Graber from Looking For Architecture. Their expertise and artistic sensibilities seamlessly blended with the festival's spirit, resulting in a transformative environment where architecture and technology converged.

The immaculate structure, carefully designed and implemented, served as both a canvas and an active participant in the festival's atmosphere. Its geometric precision and pristine appearance contrasted with the surrounding ruins, creating a visually striking juxtaposition that heightened the audience's sense of wonder and intrigue.

Through our innovative approach, we integrated technology and design, allowing the structure to react and respond to the musical landscape. This interactive dialogue between the physical space, the DJ's music, and the augmented elements elevated the festival experience to new heights, captivating attendees and immersing them in a multisensory journey.