Theoriz Studio

Theoriz is a creative studio staffed by a team of engineers, artists and experienced coders. They design immersive installations and audiovisual shows combining projection, video, mapping, robotics and augmented reality. Based in Lyon, they have been regular contributors to the Festival of Lights since 2011. Inspired by the creations of Refik Anadol and Daito Manabe, the team explores ingenious new forms of digital art blurring reality and virtuality in their immersive works. In 2019, Theoriz Studio will be projecting a high-tech fresco on the façade of Saint Jean Cathedral. 

By the same artist

Genesis (2019)

Taking St Jean Cathedral as their canvas, THÉORIZ Studio have been working for several years to design special tools capable of generating visual effects to bring out the full glory of its architecture.
The studio is responding to the dramatic climate crisis that we face by retelling the story of the origins of the world in sound and vision.  From the creation of the stars to the emergence of water, from the growth of plant life to the arrival of the first animals, from the birth of humanity to the advent of transport, from the industrial revolution to big data... the studio takes us through a series of tableaux right up to today's digital era. This spectacular light show looks back to the genesis of mankind and forward to our unknown future. 

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Crystallized (2016)

Crystallized is an astonishing metal sculpture, animated with acoustic effects and holographic videos. In the setting of the Cour Renaissance in Musées Gadagne, let yourself be enchanted by the permanent movement of this mysterious work, inspired by the chemical element of bismuth and the physical laws of light.

Musician: Tristan Spella (aka Mat3r Dolorosa)
Visuals: Victor Drapeau, Jonathan Richer, David Chanel
Construction: Julien Aubry, Yves Richer, La main Collectif
Architect: Stefano Santalato

With the support of the Association des commerçants du cours Gambetta, la direction de l'Economie, du Commerce et de l' Artisanat, la Région Rhône-Alpes fonds [SCAN], La Main Collectif. With the assistance of the DRAC Rhône-Alpes and Jarring Effect. With thanks to Alteréaliste.

From 8 p.m. to midnight, from 8 to 10 December.
Special extension:
 evenings throughout December, from Wednesday to Friday, 5.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. and on Saturday, 17 December.

Cinematographic Journey (2014)

Perrache Vaults, Lyon 2

Go back to the early days of cinema with a setting that evokes the late nineteenth century.  In the footsteps of an imaginary character and through a number of film extracts, this journey will show you the major milestones in the cinematic adventure and give you an idea of its future.

Cross the Christmas Market on the west (Saône) side toward Perrache Station and enter under the vaults

Draw me… lights (2013)

For the first time since its creation, the mural of famous Lyon residents comes to life! Through the magic of a monumental projection, these celebrities take you on a dreamlike journey through different epochs and universes – back to the time of the first film by the Lumière brothers, through the Little Prince's starry sky and along with Guignol to meet marionettes from around the world.

Living walls (2012)

A method for making walls speak. « Living walls » is a fun, interactive sound and video installation. Following in the footsteps of « Pacmanize Me », presented in 2011, the Théoriz Crew collective continues to explore the potential for dialogue between human beings and urban architecture. Movement sensors allow the Alliance Française building on the Place Bahadourian to reveal its feelings: the walls come to life.

Pacmanize me (2011)

« PACMAN », the famous video game of the eighties, is invited onto a 220 m² building façade for an interactive video game performance. Your body becomes a joystick, allowing you to control your avatar. Place Sainte-Anne is metamorphosed into a vast playground where the only rule is having fun!