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This ambitious art-science work was imagined for the Festival of Lights in Lyon 2016, by Eric Michel and Akari-Lisa Ishii, in collaboration with CNRS. It was inspired by advanced scientific researches reinterpreted by the vision of artists. This installation consists of a monumental structure of light strips, animated by an impressive sound and light as well as video-art.


See detailled project in Lyon festival of Lights



The installation was a great success during the Festival and even won an award! And its success story continues. It was re-edited and adapted to several places and occasions, thanks to the CNRS and the organizers of the events, for the intrigued and admiring public:


Bright Brussels Festival, Belgium – February 2 to 5, 2017

For the 3th year, lights sparkled for 4 nights. Located between the Square Sainctelette and the Place des Armateurs, the Bright Brussels Festival is a chance to come to the waterside to admire fifteen impressive light arts installations and discover the district from a new point of view, for example Platonium was installed in a former industrial site.


Fiesta de la Luz, Quito, Equador- August 9 to 13, 2017

Inspired by the Festival of Lights in Lyon, this festival of art and luminous installations were confirmed as "the most followed in the Americas" in the years, more than 2 million visitors, it also commemorates the Cry of the Independence of 10 August of Ecuador. Our Lyon-origined  artwork was exported to Latin America for this occasion as one of the nine selected and installed in the emblematic patrimonial sites in the city center.


Inauguration of “La Chaire photonique“ in Metz, France - November 17 to 19, 2017

The Photonics Chair is a unique structure in France which aims to develop and promote training, scientific excellence and innovation around the theme of light and optical technologies (the photonic) for national wide. The inauguration was therefore a major event for the city and the artwork Platonium, in terms of artistic and scientific light combinationes.


“Nuit Blanche“ (White Night), Paris, France - October 6 and 7, 2018

For this annual artistic event which is held overnight since 17 years, Platonium naturally found its place in front of the Sciences Museum and delighted the many visitors of this edition which was intended to reveal known or unknown monuments of the capital. La Nuit Blanche offers installations and performances where artists must imagine their works on the scale of public space; outdoors.


“Lumières sur le quai“ (Lights on the Quay), Toulouse, France - November 1 to 3, 2019

The “Quai des savoirs“ organized the 5th edition of the Lights on the Quay festival, an annual festival, free and open to all, at the crossroads of the arts and sciences. For this edition, the festival invited the public to explore movement through the view point of artists and the work of scientists, a clear path for the installation Platonium; especially since we also celebrated the 80th anniversary of the CNRS.


Client : City of Toulouse, City of Paris, Metz Photonics Chair, City of Quito, City of Brussels
Project Team : CNRS
Collaboration : Eric Michel
Dates : 2017 - 2019
Missions :
Light installation & light and sound show


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