LAPS is an artistic production establishment created in 2019 which groups visual artists, lighting designers, scenographers, sound designers and video makers. It was behind Key Frames at the 2011 Festival of Lights as well as Spider Circus which featured in the 2017 edition. Both installations have subsequently travelled the world. The LAPS Group is also involved in collaborative projects in the Paris area, Living Architectures, Constellation and light displays for performing arts.
This year the Festival of Lights is giving your children access to the playground of their dreams. Parc Sergent Blandan will be transformed into a funfair revisited in the age of new technology, where children and their parents can rekindle their fun-loving instincts and compete with each other to get the best score in the ten interactive light installations in this temporary play area.
Gather all your strength and jump onto a paving stone to set off a spectacular light display, try to copy the dance of a light acrobat in a modern form of hopscotch, carefully move a snake so as to gobble up as many dots of lights as you can or put your memory to the test and try to reproduce a sequence of sounds and lights.
It looks set to be an exciting contest in which all the family will have fun participating.
These installations combine the artists’ own creative ideas, new technology and tried and tested game scenarios so that families can have fun together while visiting interactive and unexpected light art installations.
Spiders in the Square! They chase each other, fight, try to communicate and perform a fascinating dance on the threads of the giant web they have woven in the Place Sathonay. Look upwards to watch their ballet - these touching, burlesque insects of light radiate unexpected humanity. Spider Circus tackles the ambivalent feelings we have about spiders - involving both attraction and repulsion - in a humorous and spectacular way. Playing with our fantasies and fears, this display is really a playful catharsis. Long live arachnotherapy!
Funded by LED NER