Influenced by artists such as Sol Lewitt and Olafur Eliasson, Patrick Paleta and Stéphane Buellet founded Chevalvert in 2007.
The studio artists focus on interactive design within the field of digital art and work with designers that take a multi-disciplinary, transversal approach to light. Chevalvert designs projects collaboratively, ensuring the form serves the idea. Visitors are an intrinsic part of the working installation, in that gestures, touch and voices generate interactions and help build the narration.
Rythmus is an interactive installation which tracks the heartbeat of two people standing opposite each other, connected by a circle of vertical tubes of light. The terminal picks up the heartbeats and translates the cardiac impulses into light so that the spectators can follow their pace. When no visitors are connected up, the installation disseminates specks of light and erratic electronic beats. But as soon as it reads two heart beats which are similar or irregular, it starts producing bizarre lights and sounds. Rythmus renders the invisible visible and turns a vital sign into a unique heart-to-heart experience.
"Stratum" is a game of resonance set up in the centre of Place du Griffon. A work of art that makes the invisible visible… Like a skimmed stone creating rings on the surface of water, you can leave your mark on these totems of light and admire the waves of light that wash over this playful installation. Visitors place their hands on an interface, creating a trail of lights. It's amazing! This is also an ideal opportunity to visit this lovely and often overlooked square in Lyon. Dotted with totems, it is sure to be looking its best!
"Stratum" is co-produced by Mirage Festival, a digital arts and culture festival that will be taking the installation on tour after its display at the Festival of Lights.
With the support of Hémisphère