Mirages & Miracles

  • Adrien M & Claire B

    France

    Interactive Visual Arts

  • Ages 5 and up
    Free

Dates and times

- Free Entry -From Tuesday to Saturday from 1pm to 6pmThe exhibition is open to all audiences, however it is not specifically aimed at children due to the fragility of some of the works and some of the techniques that are used (iPads, optic theaters that include glass, drawings and objects that are not protected. The virtual reality pieces are not recommended for children under 13 years old. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Mirages et Miracles © Romain Etienne
Mirages et Miracles © Adrien M. et Claire B.
Mirages et Miracles © Romain Etienne
Mirages et Miracles © Romain Etienne
Mirages et Miracles © Adrien M. et Claire B.
Mirages et Miracles © Adrien M. et Claire B.
Mirages et Miracles © Adrien M. et Claire B.
Mirages et Miracles © Adrien M. et Claire B.
Mirages et Miracles © Adrien M. et Claire B.
Mirages et Miracles © Adrien M. et Claire B.
Mirages et Miracles © Adrien M. et Claire B.
Mirages et Miracles © Adrien M. et Claire B.
Mirages et Miracles © Romain Etienne
Mirages et Miracles © Romain Etienne
Mirages et Miracles © Romain Etienne
Mirages et Miracles © Adrien M. et Claire B.
Mirages et Miracles © Romain Etienne
Mirages et Miracles © Romain Etienne
Mirages et miracles © Romain Etienne

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Presentation

Claire Bardainne and Adrien Mondot have imaged an exhibition as an immersive experience based on the idea that, “stones are simple, heavy, and immobile… they speak of the powers that consumed them, the distances they have traveled, the genius that inhabits them.” The Le Silence des Pierres [Silence of Stones] series is an homage to the life that hides in the hollows of things that seem inert, immobile, or inorganic. In their hands they hold virtual reality helmets that can be seen as ghost machines: someone is watching us, dances before us, talks to us, appears and disappears, moves and freezes. There is someone; a shadow, a breeze, or an elusive dust spirit. The exhibition offers the chance to experience a series of astonishing and whimsical scenarios that are at the crossroads of the real and the virtual, the animate and the inanimate, that are authentic illusions and false miracles. Little performances that, via the haze of poetry, the strength of information, and the magic of fiction, question the limits of what is alive.

WARNING: The exhibition is open to all audiences; however it is not specifically aimed at children due to the fragility of some of the works and some of the techniques that are used (iPads, glass optic theaters, drawings and objects that are not protected). The virtual reality pieces are not recommended for children under 13 years old. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Concept and artistic direction Claire Bardainne and Adrien Mondot
Drawings Claire Bardainne
IT creation Adrien Mondot
IT development Rémi Engel
Sound composition and concept Olivier Mellano
Dance Bérengère Fournier, Samuel Faccioli, Akiko Kajihara
Exhibition management Laurent Cuzin
Installation Claire Gringore, Loïs Drouglazet, Lionel Rivière, Elvire Tapie (alternating performances)
Carpentry DeFacto/Julien Quartier, Charles Robin — Atelier Gautier
Steel locksmithing Mathieu Laville, Rémy Mangevaud, Elvis Dagier
Aluminum locksmithing Teviloj/Ludovic Laffay
Electronics Sébastien Albert alias Dudley Smith
Lithography URDLA, international center for printing and book making
Screen printing Olivier Bral
Printing Artprint
Glass blowing Nicolas Sartor
Technical direction Alexis Bergeron
Administration Marek Vuiton
Production and distribution Joanna Rieussec
Production Margaux Fritsch, Delphine Teypaz
Production Adrien M & Claire B

Coproduction 2 Pôles cirque in Normandie / La Brèche in Cherbourg – Cirque Théâtre d’Elbeuf, Scène nationale d’Albi, Les Subsistances, Lyon, Lux, scène nationale de Valence, Espace Jean Legendre, Théâtre de Compiègne – Scène nationale de l’Oise in prefiguration, Arenberg Creative Mine – Communauté d’Agglomération de La Porte du Hainaut                                                                                                                     

Assistance Fonds [SCAN], Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Support Les Subsistances, Lyon, Villa Médicis, Rome (Italy), URDLA - international center for printing and book making, Villeurbanne, UrbanLab, Lyon
The Adrien M & Claire B company is officially recognized by the DRAC Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, by the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region and is supported by the City of Lyon 

"A poetic project in which the spectator becomes the actor in a journey where the silence of stones is heard.” Les Inrocks, 5 February 2018

From their performances to their installations, the Adrien M & Claire B company creates installations for both the therater and the digital arts. Since 2011, its co-directors Claire Bardainne (a visual artist who studied graphic design and set design) and Adrien Mondot (a multidisciplinary artist, computer engineer, and juggler) have placed humans at the heart of technological issues and the body at the heart of images, all while developing their own custom software tools. Claire Bardainne focuses on the images and the graphic signs that make up the space, while Adrien Mondot questions movement at the intersection between juggling and technological innovation. Together they explore the possibility of a living digital art that is at once mobile, artisanal, ephemeral, and sensitive.

The company is based in Lyon, where it has a research and creative studio.

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