TILT

François Fouilhé, the artist behind the TILT collective, has brought together a team of lighting specialists who describe themselves as "multi-skilled DIY artisans". They create giant lights inspired by nature that are a combination of sculpture and street furniture. During the day, these are living objects – you can sit on the benches – whilst at night, they become illuminated works of art. Over the years, TILT has created a playful and dreamlike world. Their lights were premièred in Lyon and since then they have travelled all over the world, making recent appearances at Lumière London, Singapore's i light Marina Bay and Delight in Beijing. For the first time this year, TILT is joining forces with Porté par le Vent creating an installation on Place Bellecour where Mother Nature shows who’s boss!

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By the same artist

Astera (2018)

The aster is a distant cousin of the thistle that is found in the French countryside. It's a wild flower that has adapted to the urban environment, where it can grow up to a height of ten metres.
The aster is an intriguing, silver-coloured plant that shimmers and shines during the day but that transforms into a bewitching creature at nightfall, when its core distils a thick cloud of florid beams that bathes its prickly spine in light.
But the aster is also a flower of the night boasting a very special form of photosynthesis, blossoming at sunset when it reveals all its beauty as it is decked in an infinite number of brilliant colours.
 

Promenons-nous (2017)

Place Bellecour, Lyon 2

Huge, brightly lit flowers and grasses have taken over the centre of the Place Bellecour, in an installation that invites visitors to stop and contemplate. Louis XIV, as the majestic "head gardener" draped in his cape of light, takes pride of place in the middle of this gigantic French formal garden, which, if you look carefully, also harbours the first light seeds of future plants.

Come and take a stroll in the peaceful and happy atmosphere created by this garden of light. Sit down for a moment for a chat at the foot of a giant peony, run through the huge grasses and explore the King's garden of curiosities, with its unusual plants. Then continue on your way through the Festival of Lights, re-energised after your break.

Promenons-nous (2017)

Place Bellecour, Lyon 2

Huge, brightly lit flowers and grasses have taken over the centre of the Place Bellecour, in an installation that invites visitors to stop and contemplate. Louis XIV, as the majestic "head gardener" draped in his cape of light, takes pride of place in the middle of this gigantic French formal garden, which, if you look carefully, also harbours the first light seeds of future plants.

Come and take a stroll in the peaceful and happy atmosphere created by this garden of light. Sit down for a moment for a chat at the foot of a giant peony, run through the huge grasses and explore the King's garden of curiosities, with its unusual plants. Then continue on your way through the Festival of Lights, re-energised after your break.

Les Pockets (2017)

Four giant old-fashioned “pocket” torches stand erect in front of Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport’s recently opened terminal 1B to welcome arrivals to Lyon. Their multicoloured pastel hues bring a touch of comfort and joy to this concrete and glass environment as they flash on and off.  They awaken childhood memories, extending a warm, if rather nostalgic, welcome to visitors to Lyon and giving them a first taste of the Festival of Lights!

Ros'O (2016)

Bouquets of five differently sized luminous bulrushes shine in various shades of red, reaching up to 7 metres in height. Cylindrical and flexible, these delicate plants are inspired by a bucolic landscape transposed into an urban universe where light reinvents plant life. A little pop of sparkle and glamour for this wild plant species which normally grows on the edges of rivers and ponds.

Les Pivoines (2016)

Come and take a break in this winter garden, created in a place filled with magnolias in the spring. Delicate paper flowers, 7 metres high, are lit in vibrant red once night has fallen, forming bouquets of light. Following the rhythm of the light, the stamens in its heart radiate a vibrant red glow which warms the petals and diffuses a transparent warm light. A soothing walk where you can take a break by these bouquets to take advantage of this breath of floral air.

Pocket Lights (2014)

At the end of Morand Bridge, high over Place Lyautey, you will find a giant version of ever-enduring pocket lights. With their vintage colors, they illuminate different points of space with multiple shades, creating a joyful, warm atmosphere. Give in to sweet nostalgia while you contemplate these dozen pocket lights as they turn on, blink and change color, seeming to converse with each other.

Reach Place Lyautey by crossing the Morand Bridge