Philippe Morvan

Philippe Morvan is a stage designer who enjoys working in the public sphere, creating temporary light shows featuring light and sound machines that play with the audiences' emotions. His world draws inspiration from theatre and cinema for which he also creates sets, as well as from the music that drives his projects. Spectators are free to imagine their own story to accompany the scripts he writes. Philippe Morvan's installations have travelled throughout the world.


By the same artist

Luminex (2017)

Come and enjoy the light show produced by this amazing 70s style machine. Covered with illuminated spheres that flash, twinkle and sparkle, it turns the Place de la Bourse into a dancefloor with a psychedelic soundtrack, before turning the volume down to create a much calmer, more thoughtful atmosphere, producing a soft, almost intimate light that is reminiscent of the candles lit on 8 December. Two discs covered in mirrors enable this hypnotic and intriguing cubic machine to produce a vast array of effects.

L (2017)

Un L monumental se dresse devant le Palais de la Bourse, fier et emblématique. Il souligne l’entrée du bâtiment. Un L comme Lyon. Un L comme Lumière. 200 plafonniers récupérés dans un grand hôtel d’Helsinki et assemblés comme dans un jeu de Lego, le composent. Ses globes diffusent une lumière incandescente dont l’intensité varie, allant du orange qui évoque alors le feu, jusqu’au blanc. Ses points monochromes font écho à ceux du «Luminex», placé non loin de lui, sur la Place de la Bourse. Vibrez à l’unisson de ce L élégant et racé.

«L» célèbre les 15 ans du Club des Partenaires de la Fête des Lumières.

Luminex (2016)

Comprising several hundred LED’s, Luminex is anchored in Lyon’s tradition while at the same time refreshing it: it is a sort of giant candle (4.5 metres high and 3 metres in diameter). Its very seventies 420 light globes will light up and brighten up the central square in the Part-Dieu shopping centre. Variations in light, graphics, intensity and frequency are there to be discovered, like an infinite mirror, from all the centre’s levels.

Project Expansion Space.

Pysche (2013)

This monumental sculpture reaches a height of 4.2 meters and can be seen from all sides; it features different-sized backlighted cubes which play on perception and optical illusion through multiple graphic and lighted effects.

Ring[Z] (2012)

The artist has drawn his inspiration from the most obvious shape in this site steeped in history: the circle. Several discs have been installed in the amphitheatre and are animated by light and musical loops. Illuminated cables, rotating flashing lights, hanging stalactites of light and other flashing bulbs blend into the LED equipment and light up this geometric figure with no beginning or end which extends up to 16 meters in diameter.

"The eye is the first circle, the horizon which it forms is the second; and throughout nature this primary figure is repeated without end." Ralph Waldo Emerson

Played again at:
Switch On Beijing 2013
Lux Helsinki 2014

Cosmogole (2011)

A central sphere of 3 meters irrigates 60 light globes, like the 60 Gallic tribes gathered at the beginning of our era in order to find the first nation in our history. The scenographer, Philippe Morvan takes over the amphitheatre with this festive object which lies on the ground upholstered of lighting grounds. 

Played again at:
Leipzig 2013
Lux Helsinki 2013

8 m3 (2010)

Small ads, slogans, poems, love letters, posters for cultural events… Messages from the inhabitants of the district are gathered to form a gigantic mosaic. The words appear one after the other, flash and change colour and the little individually illuminated pieces of paper create a luminous flurry like an x-ray of the district.

Played again at:
Salon du livre 2011 de Leipzig