Frederic Godeau is the managing director of « En attendant », an event-technical contractor company which produces many artistic projects for the Fête des Lumières. The company has a recognised know-how on lighting technologies and works with many lighting designers since 1972.
Former editions of the Fête des Lumières:
2009 : « The lighting blooming » - Montée de la Grande Côte
2010 : « A Light Stream » - Quais de Saône
2012 : « Magic Cube » - Place Bellecour
2013 : « The Daisy » - Place Pradel
« Spring in Winter » - Montée de la Grande Côte
What if a bridge became a means of travel instead of merely a place for crossing? Through an initiatory, enigmatic and magical trip, "The Bright Boat" invites you to become the creator of your personal journey among city lights. Oars lift, the sail is raised, the hull comes into view, the boat moves. Cast off and follow this star-studded boat and its imaginary lighted pathway from the riverbank.
With the support of DCB International and IEFT-IDRAC Group.
When the artists decide to change seasons… Suddenly, from deep within an icy winter, spring appears in a burst of euphoric light: the gardens of the Croix Rousse’s slope change into an intense green prairie scattered with colorful flowers and generously shaped fruit trees while birds begin to sing
From the banks of the Saône, the spectator’s eye is drawn to the intertwined luminous threads wound through the trees, crossing the footbridge and decorating the car parks, becoming assimilated with the water. As spectators stroll closer they feel drawn in, immersed in the Saône, which has become a river of light.