Vertical light beams shape the space.
By touching a light beam, the visitor widens it and releases a bird song just above him. He feels the warmth of the light on his skin, and the gentle sounds of nature surrounding him.
Once the bird sound ends, the beam narrows down, inviting the visitor to continue his exploration.
A strange fauna draws a landscape that is both abstract and exuberant.
Passifolia is a monumental installation, exhibited at La Gaité Lyrique, in Paris.
The piece is made of 16 interactive modules organically set up in space. The modules are each composed of an automated light, an ultra-directional speaker and a sensor system.
A gentle, immersive and evolutive melody is played by 12 ambient loudspeakers all around the space.
The musical composition for the piece is made-to-measure by the musician Chapelier Fou.
Hundred sounds of birds, squirrels, frogs, etc. recorded in the wild by naturalist guide are arranged by Chapelier Fou to create an ever-changing harmonious nature soundscape.
Jonathan Blanchet & Tobias Muthesius - Lab212, Nicolas Nolibos