Friday 3rd of April 2020
9 pm > 1 am – Loop screening
Total duration: approx. 6 min

Lille Opera House
Place du Théâtre
59000 Lille

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Monument video mapping

Residency – Bill Plympton (USA)
Production – Limelight (Hungary)

2 mapping to discover: a first try for Bill Plympton, the master of the independent american animation industry, and a spectacular mapping created by Limelight, one of the most prominent names of the international mapping scene.
Video mapping created by Bill Plympton (USA) as part of a creation residency, and by Limelight (Hungary) for the Video Mapping Festival.


While the statues of the facade of the Opera House tear themselves off their stands to live a romance only seen in the best ancient tragedies, some strange agitators get inside their stola to disturb the 2 lovers. To the sound of the electrical lyre, Bill Plympton makes the architecture explode and give a very personal vision of the opera.

Direction, animation: Bill Plympton –
Colour design: Sandrine Plympton
Sound creation: Aleksi Aubry-Carlson

The Essence of Creation

“Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.” Picasso
Creation is building and demolishing. Creation is a constant magic: chaos becomes order, and establishes a new path for life. However, besides birth there is also decay when fragments or particles of life become something else or disappear from the world. These parallel lifecycles follow one another perpetually day by day as the epiphany of existence.
Inspired by the Greek divinity, Apollo, god of archery, music and dance, truth and prophecy, healing and diseases, sun and light, poetry, war and death… the artwork conveys this complexity by using the symbolic and physical elements of the building. The story of continuous construction and demolition portrays life itself.

Direction: Limelight –
Visuals: Ádám Sipos, Alex Riczkó, Anna Bacheva, Tommaso Rinaldi, Csaba Világosi
Music: Ádám Sipos, Alex Riczkó



Video mapping created by Bill Plympton for the Video Mapping Festival organised by Rencontres Audiovisuelles, as part of the Video Mapping European Center residencies.
With the support of the European Union (Europe is committed to the Hauts-de-France through the European Regional Development Fund), the Hauts-de-France Region, the Communauté d’Agglomération de La Porte du Hainaut, the City of Wallers-Arenberg, the DeVisu laboratory of the Université Polytechnique Hauts-de-France and Arenberg Creative Mine.

Video mapping created by Limelight for the Video Mapping Festival organised by Rencontres Audiovisuelles.



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