• EXHIBITION
  • LES OPTICONS

  • Since the performance of Shazam !, Philippe Decouflé and the compagnie DCA have developped stage effects based on optical illusions built with a simple yet clever technology…
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  • OPTICON #11
  • GERMAINE

  • Put your head as close to Germaine as you can and use the side mirrors. A carousel of images will then infinitely multiply in the ballroom. Turn your head from left to right, forward and backward. When your head is spinning and you begin to see funny stars, stop and move to the next installation.

  • OPTICON #7
  • LE KRONOFOTO

  • Thanks to Kronofoto, you can finally have friends who really look like you! Go into the corridor of light and find yourself multiplied by twelve in the blink of an eye. Better still, your new friends can track you down : You move, they keep your track, you leave, they take your place.

  • OPTICON #12
  • SIMONE

  • Simone collects cooking utensils. And glass lenses. Discovers all of her hidden little wonders...

  • OPTICON #8
  • LA GROSSE TÊTE

  • Get a big head by putting yours into the hole designed for it. Make a face, scare the place !

  • OPTICON #1
  • LES CADRES

  • The English magicians say “Shazam!” when they work their sorcery. So it’s fitting that this device came to shape during the performance of the same name (Shazam!, 1998). This is about experimenting with the laws of multiple perspectives, fields of vision, and reverse fields by positioning oneself inside or around different frames placed in space.
  • OPTICON #2
  • LES BALLETS BROS

  • This apparatus lets people turn into a one-person dance ensemble, or start their own crowd movements, all by themselves.

  • OPTICON #5
  • MAN RAY

  • Through this installation, we follow the footsteps of the surrealist photographer, Emmanuel Radnitzky, alias Man Ray (1890-1976) and create images in his style… only this time they are animated. A positive image is superimposed with its negative, offset by a lag of two seconds.
  • OPTICON #3
  • LE PLASMA JAPONAIS

  • This installation will leave you feeling oddly disjointed, and you will probably come out of it as speechless as you appear shapeless. Your head and legs on one side, your torso on the other, you are backwards and forwards at the same time.
  • OPTICON #4
  • LE KALEIDOSCOPE GÉANT

  • Under your feet, as you step forward, kaleidoscopic effects are projected on the ground. You are encouraged to run around in all directions, contort yourself, and even jump for joy.
  • OPTICON #6
  • LE DÉSHABILLEUR

  • This installation works like a nudie pen. In this case, a fully dressed person loses their clothes like by magic, with the wave of a magic brush. Then the strip tease starts over, and another person appears, ready to be “undressed.”
  • OPTICON #9
  • LE DESSINATOR

  • With this installation, magic props let you draw and create multi-coloured patterns on a giant screen. It’s your turn to play!

  • OPTICON #10BIS
  • L'HEXABOITE

  • This installation is harmless. Trust us... Everything has been arranged to make your head spin. Put your hands and head inside the magic box and create shapes and colours all around you with your movements.

  • OPTICON #13
  • RITA

  • Come around, come around! Preferably with a friend. Rita distorts your reflections, averts your eyes, deviates lights and redirects them... Find your friend distorted or upside down. Go around the table and let yourself go, Rita might even unveil your future.