The Myth of the Tête d'Or (2011)

Tête d'Or Park, Lyon 6
Le Mythe de la Tête d'Or (2011)

Welcome to the bizarre and fantastical universe of the Myth of the Golden Head (Tête d’or). During a stroll accompanied by light and sound and interspersed with twelve scenes, children and adults enter step by step into a fairytale populated with giants, phantoms, witches and other imaginary creatures, in a search for the Golden Head. Around 200 light sculptures, created from sculpted railings – raging dragons, fragile elves, magical trees and more -  are the tableaux which illustrate this tale. The piece which represents the Golden Head, to be found at the end of the journey, is created entirely from recyclable and recycled light bulbs. The Myth of the Golden Head is produced with the support of Recylum, an approved eco-organisation which collects used light bulbs and a partner of the Fête des Lumières for the 3rd year running.

With Philips technical support