Christie was on hand at four prominent sites at Lyon’s Fête des Lumières in 2011, through its partnerships with technical service providers.
Alabama, an audiovisual and event services company based in the Rhone region, handled projection duties for the project initiated by the Cluster Lumière at The Palais de la Bourse, where the north façade of the palace was equipped with mirrors, and four 3-chip DLP® Christie Roadster S+20K projectors. Over at the Chapelle de l’Hôtel Dieu, E/T/C used two 3-chip DLP® Christie Roadster HD18K units to project a 15-minute loop of selected works by young artists from French art schools entitled Images Labo onto the façade of the chapel.
Created by La Scop and project manager Gaël Piquet, Faites des Lumières allowed members of the public to get involved, personally creating their own light show on the front of the Gare Saint-Paul. This performance was made possible by the Modulo I Light, a large touch pad developed by Yannick Kohn, from which individuals could choose an overall theme and background music, a video animation and colour for each section of the building. Four 3-LCD Christie LX1500 15,000-lumen projectors installed by IDScènes could display the approximately 120,000 possible combinations generated by Modulo I Light.
VLS managed the technical services and projection using four 3-chip DLP® Christie Roadie HD+35K projectors with an output of 35,000 lumens and four 3-chip DLP® Christie Roadie 25K projectors (25,000 lumens) to create the most ambitious presentation in Lyon this year – Transe Nocturne, created by Mari-Jeanne Gauthé, where the creatures of the Bartholdi Fountain undertook a night-time escape and indulged in a mad dance on the walls of the Place des Terreaux.
"Vectorial Elevation," 1999-2000
Relational Architecture 4
outdoor public installation with robotic searchlights, custom software, computer, Internet access
Installation view at Fête des Lumières, Place Bellecour, Lyon, France.
“Vectorial Elevation” was originally developed for the Millennium Celebrations in Mexico City’s Zócalo Square, where over 800,000 people from 89 countries participated in its two-week exhibition. The installation was subsequently presented for the Fête des Lumières in Lyon in 2003 (600,000 participants) and for the EU expansion celebrations in Dublin in 2004 (500,000 participants). Between February 4 - 28, "Vectorial Elevation" will be on view in Vancouver, Canada, during the 2010 Winter Olympics.
The websites vectorialvancouver.net and alzado.net contain a virtual model of Vancouver where you are able to design “light sculptures” with 20 robotic searchlights located along English Bay. Once you are happy with your design you submit it together with your name, location and dedication or comments. Every night from dusk to dawn new designs are quietly rendered sequentially as they are added to a queue. The project automatically creates a personal webpage for each participant, documenting his or her contribution with views from 4 project webcams. With a 15 Km visibility radius, the installation intends to blend the virtual space of the Internet with one of the most emblematic public spaces in Vancouver.
The piece in Vancouver is the largest and brightest to date, with 20 10kW searchlights covering English Bay with a 100,000 m2 canopy of light. Despite the monumental size of the installation and its wide visibility, the project is not intended as a cathartic pre-programmed spectacle like a fireworks display or a son-et-lumière show. On the contrary, the piece is designed to attract constant, personal participation that creates a sense of connection, complicity and entitlement.
o Zócalo Square
Mexico City 1999-2000
o Artium Square
Vitoria, Basque Country 2002
o Place Bellecour
Lyon, Fête des Lumières 2003
o O'Connell Street
Dublin, EU Expansion 2004
o 2010 Winter Olympic Games
Vancouver, Canada 2010
Video courtesy of the artist and bitforms gallery nyc.
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Filmé à la Fête des Lumières 2010 à Lyon.
Une machine à bulles, seule, regardait les jeux de lumières.
Plan séquence, pas d'effets, pas d'étalonnage.
Musique: Trentemøller - Miss You
Images & Montage: Jonathan Buso
Caméra: Canon 7D
Objectif: 50mm 1.8
Shot at the 2010 Festival of Lights in Lyon.
A bubble machine alone watched the play of light.
Sequence shot, no effects, no grading.
Music: Trentemøller - Miss You
Shoot & Edit: Jonathan Buso
Camera: Canon 7D
Lens: 50mm 1.8