DESCRIPTION

At the beginning of the XX° century, the great magic shows were influenced by the last physical and optical science’s knowledges.As the Pepper’s Ghost technique or the Phantasmagoria devices, illusion and its effects are both relied on a rational scientific demonstration and a sophisticated staging so as to provoke on the public sensations and strong visual experiences.

In the form of a magic box, this interactive installation designed by Studio Diplomates,  proposes to the visitor to discover and get into the hidden world. First step to reach this mysterious space, the visitor has to live the experience of his disappearance. Entering the box, he starts to vanish – slowly – until becoming invisible.
Will he reappear again ?

(Photos credits © Studio Élémentaires)

PLACE
The Chalet Society (Paris)

DATE
January 23th to 26th 2014

ORIGINAL IDEA & PRODUCTION BY
Studio Diplomates for
The Hidden World exhibition

CURATORS
Marc-Olivier Wahler
& Anne Davidian

MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES
Magic box, wood, electronic, program writing, lights

INSTALLATION’S DIMENSIONS
Height 3m / length 1m20 / width 2m