Damien Fontaine is a composer and director who defines himself as a "sound and light sculptor". He adopts a unique narrative approach in which music sets the pace of his shows, which he considers to be short films. He enjoys "stroking ancient stones" and working in "places filled with history". The artist seeks to create a moment of escape for his public using images, enabling spectators to revert to seeing the world through the eyes of a child. Damien Fontaine has created stage designs the world over, and in Bucharest in 2014, won Europe's largest monument protection competition.