urban lights contact 2017, France, St Etienne

immersive interactive sound and light installation in the public space with buiding, body and skin from the public

Urban Lights contacts: This interactive artwork bring people together. This interactive installation take place in the public space in front of a building. Urban Lights Contacts is an interactive artwork with an important social dimension. This artwork bring together the spectators around an artistic experience. It creates unpredictable and positive relationships between the spectators. It transforms the visitors into sonorous human and question in a poetic, sonorous and luminous way our perception of the other. This installation offers a social, sensory and symbolic dimension, with a sensitive and emotional implication of the audience.

An interactive sound and light installation in the public space with body and skin from public ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ «Urban Lights Contacts» is an interactive artwork perceptible by two people and more. This installation take place in the public space in front of a building. This is the urban version of the interactive artwork Lights contacts This sensory installation is tactile, luminous and sonorous. It proposes an original and interactive stagings of the spectators’ bodies. They are transformed into real sonorous human instruments. In a poetic way, we invite the spectator to question the perception of the other. This artwork is composed of a small interactive shiny ball. A first person is invited to put his hand on the shiny ball. In contact with this object, his body turns sensitive and reactive to other living bodies. If the person remains alone, nothing happens, there is no reaction. He must invite another person to touch him. They must touch each other’s skin. For example, they can shake hands, caress or kiss each other. Each contact generates variable sounds. The various sonorous vibrations change with the proximity of the contacts and of the spectators. In this artwork, the bodies' energetic clouds (electrostatic energy) are musically felt. We propose a sensory experience with the other person’s body in order to animate what we cannot detect. In this situation, energetic contacts with other human bodies become sonorous. We want to provoke and to overturn degrees of proximity that we use in our relationships with known or unknown people. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ «Lights Contacts» has received several awards: : - Award Visual arts and new technologies / Bains numériques #5 - Festival international des arts numériques (Fr) - Award Lab30 Public’s Choice Award / Lab30 - Media Arts Festival - Augsburg (Germany) - Award Qwartz Arts Nouveaux Médias / Qwartz Paris / A-part, festival international d’art contemporain (Fr) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------





Project artist/ concept/ design/ planning : Scenocosme : Gregory Lasserre & Anais met den Ancxt

Project sponsor/ support : Centre des Arts d’Enghien-les-Bains,


Facade type and geometry (structure) : This artwork was realised in front of several facade : ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Light Up Lancaster Festival / Judges Lodgings building - Lancaster (UK) New Orleans Jazz Museum - New-Orleans (USA) Academy of Music, University of Zagreb- Zagreb (Croatia) White Night Bucharest - Bucharest (Romania) Embassy of France in Ireland - Dublin (Irland) Hôtel de Ville - Saint-Etienne (Fr) Cité des Arts de la Réunion - Saint-Denis (La Réunion) Bonlieu scène nationale Annecy - Annecy (Fr) etc... -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Kind of light creation : Interactive with the human

Participatory architecture & urban interaction

Community or communities involved : People in the street

Tools developed : Electronic device and software realised by the artists


Scenocosme : Gregory Lasserre & Anais met den Ancxt




Scenocosme : Gregory Lasserre & Anais met den Ancxt