Culture Night at the French Embassy!

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"Urban Lights Contacts" - Scenocosme : Grégory Lasserre & Anaïs met den Ancxt

The French Embassy is delighted to participate for the first time in Culture Night and the Downstairs Dublin initiative at Merrion Square, organised by the Irish Times and the Merrion Square community.

The new location of the French Embassy at 66 Merrion Square will host “Urban Light Contacts”, an interactive sound and light installation by French artist collective “Scenocosme”.

We invite you all to come along, adults and kids, and take part in this exiting digital installation on Friday, September 18 from 17:30 until 10:30 p.m. at 66 Merrion Square.

Artwork : Urban Lights Contacts

Artists : Scenocosme : Grégory Lasserre & Anaïs met den Ancxt
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Interactive sound and light installation with body and skin from public

Urban Lights Contacts is a sound and light interactive installation with body and skin in the public space. Through it social dimension, it questions the perception of the other. It proposes an original stagings among spectators’ bodies which are transformed into real sonorous human instruments.
This installation is composed by a pedestal and a shiny ball on the top. When a first person puts his hand on the shiny ball, his body gets sensitive and reactive to other living bodies. Alone, there is no reaction. He must invite another person to touch his skin. Each touch generates variable sounds and lights which evolve according to the proximity of contacts and spectators. When nobody interacts, sounds and lights switch off.
In this intimist artwork, the electrostatic energy of bodies are musically felt. Each physical contact between spectators generates a sound with a light color which vary according to intensities of bodies’ electrostatic energy. Through this sensory staging, Scenocosme artists want to provoke, to overturn degrees of proximity that we use in our relationships with known or unknown people.

Coproduction : Centre des Arts d’Enghien-les-Bains, Scène conventionnée pour les écritures numériques
Award "visual arts and new technologies” - Bains Numeriques #5 - international digital arts festival
Public’s Choice Award - Lab30 Media Arts Festival 5
Awards : Quartz New Media Art Award - International Qwartz prizes 9

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"Urban Lights Contacts" - Scenocosme : Grégory Lasserre & Anaïs met den Ancxt

Friday 18 September 2015
17h30 - 22h30
Outdoor installation
@ The French Embassy in Ireland, 66 Merrion Square, Dublin 2
Info: or 01 277 5053

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"Urban Lights Contacts" - Scenocosme : Grégory Lasserre & Anaïs met den Ancxt

Published on 07/12/2016

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