Les Fabuloscopes

Palais de Bondy, Lyon 5
Les Fabuloscopes (2019)

The atrium of the Palais de Bondy is the venue for the Camaraderie’s exhibition of Fabuloscopes, inspired by those 19th century inventions known as zoetropes and praxinoscopes that generated the first moving images in 1834. The machines, which have been customised a tad by modern technology, explore the mechanical principle of these optical toys, and invite spectators to turn the wheel that surrounds them. Once they’ve been set in motion, the three structures start scrolling through images that transform into animations. Then, thanks to the strobe, the public gets to see some brief comic sketches that humorously update the stories we’re familiar with from our childhoods. Viewers can discover, for instance, a feminist remake of Eve and Adam and Guignol getting the climate ball rolling...

As this Festival of Lights installation is on the first floor of the Palais de Bondy, there is no access for people with reduced mobility. We apologise for this situation.

Thursday 5 and Sunday 8 from 7 pm to 11 pm
Friday 6 and Saturday 7 from 8 pm to midnight

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