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Rêves Chromatiques.


Contemporary creations and old stones.

Color only exists through light, whether natural or artificial; it is light that fuels our vision, the cradle of our illusions. Embracing an element of dream in the space we perceive allows us to develop new imaginations. Rêves Chromatiques takes us on a journey between the arts, science, and heritage.

This journey of works within the Château de Lumières is proposed by visual artist and artistic director of the Centre d’Art, Jérémie Bellot. He offers visitors a new look at heritage through his own creations, those he co-creates with his studio AV Extended and composer Ena Eno, as well as works by artists invited to create and exhibit at the Château.

Influenced by nature, polyhedral geometry, and space, Rêves Chromatiques is a unique encounter between contemporary creation using digital tools and old stones.

Embark on a journey into a luminous digital universe where Medieval and Renaissance architecture is revealed through beams of light and bricks of pixels.

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Jeanne d’Arc, Arts et Lueurs

In a journey through time and imagination, “Jeanne d’Arc, Arts et Lueurs” explores the depths of the human soul through the prism of history, creativity, and light. This show transcends the limits of historical narrative to delve into the philosophy of faith, resilience, and artistic expression. In a time of darkness and doubt, Joan of Arc emerged as a beacon of hope, guided by an unshakeable inner conviction. Through this new immersive creation and an original musical composition by Ena Eno, with the participation of Jeanne Barbieri, Jérémie Bellot reveals how this individual glow can ignite spirits and inspire creation in all its forms and graphic representations.

Klara by Aube

Jeanne Barbieri and Ena Eno present “Klara”, born from the meeting between the singer and Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel “Klara et le Soleil”. On the eve of the album’s completion, deeply moved by this reading, Jeanne Barbieri shares the text and music of this newly composed song with her partner. It is a reflection on the tenderness that can arise for a machine; it questions the human impulse to create a robot in its likeness while depriving it of freedom; it evokes a sense of disquiet facing this humanoid who, when no longer able to protect those under her care, invokes what she perceives as something “greater” than herself—the sun. Do androids dream of electric sheep?

To give form and presence to Klara, the duo enlisted Gregory Wagenheim, known for his work on Ena Eno’s “Synchronicity” video. For “Klara”, he immerses us in the mystique of the humanoid and its ritualistic dialogue with the sun, using an aesthetic reminiscent of Ghost In The Shell.

Gregory Wagenheim, Ena Eno, Jeanne Barbieri, and AV Extended

Van Gogh – La Tête dans les Étoiles

Confined day and night in a psychiatric hospital, Van Gogh was endlessly focused on capturing the effects of night. He would tell his brother, “Often, it seems to me that the night is even more richly colored than the day,” and thus “Starry Night” came into being. The digital art center invites visitors on a cosmic journey through some of the famous painter’s most exquisite canvases. Explore contemporary creations to discover or rediscover the artist’s work.

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Kids Lab


Bouncing Lights
by AV Extended

“Bouncing Lights” embodies the interactive lighting metaphor, where lights dance in harmony with the spectators. Like shooting stars, these bouncing lights create a captivating spectacle, where each visitor’s movement triggers a symphony of reflections and reverberations. In this installation, the luminous discs interact with the curious gazes and benevolent gestures of spectators, establishing a magical connection between art and observer. Each ricochet of light represents a response from the work to the emotions and energy of visitors, transforming each experience into a unique and personalized moment.

“Bouncing Lights” is an innovative digital art installation, combining the poetry of light with an immersive interactive experience. Within this artistic creation, luminous discs equipped with motion sensors react in real time to the audience’s interactions, giving rise to a unique and captivating ballet of light.

Le Château dans le Château
par Jérémie Bellot

Jérémie Bellot designed and created this inflatable castle for his sister Ludivine. It is now installed in this lofty space, symbolizing a remarkable mise en abyme: a castle within a castle.

What adult doesn’t dream of sharing in the carefree joys of an inflatable game with their child? As we grow older, we often find ourselves relegated to observing children’s play, as spaces become less playful and societal norms dictate rules of conduct.

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Eikosis


Eikosis

If you pass through the castle gates, you may have the opportunity to discover Eikosis, the cat of Château de Beaugency. Eikosis is a family of twenty cats who travel from city to city, absorbing sunlight during the day and returning it at night, paying homage to their mother, the Moon. They interact with their adopted city and immerse themselves in its character. Each cat is unique. All are part of the Eikosis family.

Here’s their story… The Sun decided to create the lion to frighten the Moon in the image of Apollo, the god of stars and light, aiming to intimidate his sister Artemis, the goddess associated with the Moon. She mischievously responded and mocked him by creating the cats, who have since lived alongside humans during the day and come together at nightfall, under the moonlight, to find their mother.

Eikosis

If you pass through the castle gates, you may have the opportunity to discover Eikosis, the cat of Château de Beaugency. Eikosis is a family of twenty cats who travel from city to city, absorbing sunlight during the day and returning it at night, paying homage to their mother, the Moon. They interact with their adopted city and immerse themselves in its character. Each cat is unique. All are part of the Eikosis family.

Here’s their story… The Sun decided to create the lion to frighten the Moon in the image of Apollo, the god of stars and light, aiming to intimidate his sister Artemis, the goddess associated with the Moon. She mischievously responded and mocked him by creating the cats, who have since lived alongside humans during the day and come together at nightfall, under the moonlight, to find their mother.

Eikosis

If you pass through the castle gates, you may have the opportunity to discover Eikosis, the cat of Château de Beaugency. Eikosis is a family of twenty cats who travel from city to city, absorbing sunlight during the day and returning it at night, paying homage to their mother, the Moon. They interact with their adopted city and immerse themselves in its character. Each cat is unique. All are part of the Eikosis family.

Here’s their story… The Sun decided to create the lion to frighten the Moon in the image of Apollo, the god of stars and light, aiming to intimidate his sister Artemis, the goddess associated with the Moon. She mischievously responded and mocked him by creating the cats, who have since lived alongside humans during the day and come together at nightfall, under the moonlight, to find their mother.

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EXOGRAPHIES by Desaxismundi

Inspired by the longstanding tradition of topographical surveys, the Exographies series delves into the complexity of geomorphological phenomena in the universe through imaginary computer-generated cartographies. A true blend of scientific inquiry and visual storytelling, it captures and emphasizes the myriad forces, turbulence, and agents of erosion that continuously shape every terrestrial structure, thereby exploring the potential conditions for life.

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