Incandescence

 

A spectacular and emotional exploration of the connection between human beings and light. This creation pays tribute to incandescent light bulbs through a series of monumental works integrated through a light and music show that evolves throughout a six and a half hour loop. The luminous scenario essentially unfolds within the heart of the monumental central art piece (over 10 meters high) drawing the other art pieces into its wake. The range of bulbs incorporated in the work includes a variety of sizes, shapes and filaments reflecting the diversity of the lights people use.

«This creation is generated by combining the classic light-producing object with modern and innovative materials by means of technical achievement. The choice is to explore light solely through the art pieces. It is the filaments, –the arms and bodies of the sculptures that create the luminous effects.»

Séverine Fontaine



Credits

Partner
GRAND LYON

Production
Cie IKB
AIRSTAR

Original creation – Lyon – FETE DES LUMIERES 2014

Team

Creation & artistic direction
Séverine FONTAINE

Sound design & music
Claude GOMEZ

Technical realisation & production
AIRSTAR

Technical support
PHILIPS
SEET EUROPOLE

World Tour

September 2016
International Festival Circle of Lights, Moscow, Russia

July 2015 (smallers only)
Musilac Festival, Aix-les-Bains, France

November 2015
GLOW Festival, Eindhoven, Netherlands

Press

5 minutes pour comprendre Radio Village Innovation
L'innovation avec la lumière dans le milieu artistique


Des ampoules à incandescence anthropomorphes
Emmanuelle Jardonnet - Le Monde

Séverine Fontaine & Philips illuminate lyon for the festival of lights
Nina Azzarello - Design Boom

Giant light bulb the size of a football pitch at Lyon's Festival of Lights
Buro 247

Image credit: Royal Philips website Royal Philips teams up with French artist Severine Fontaine for Lyon Festival of Lights
Lighting Asia Pacific

Incandescence installation
Chicago Tribune

艺术家作品 | 装置作品
cwx123.com

Lighting Lyon: How Innovative Partnerships are Transforming the City
This Big City - By Elsa Burzynski

が共同して、festival of lightsのためにリヨンをイルミネートする
Tokyo Design Week 2016