City Sleep Light

installation for a city

Antoine Schmitt


Presentation - Media Facades Festival 2010 videos - Fête des Lumières Lyon 2011 -  City Pulses


City Sleep Light : Debrousse Veille

An installation for the city created by Antoine Schmitt

commissioned by Vinci Immobilier Rhône-Alpes Auvergne

for the Fête des Lumières 2011 in Lyon (FR)

For the Fête des Lumières 2011 à LyonVINCI Immobilier Rhône-Alpes Auvergne has commissioned the deployment of the artwork City Sleep Light on the building 1097 of the former Debrousse Hospital which it owns.

From december 6th to 11th 2011, City Sleep Light : Debrousse Veille thus pulsed over Lyon. The artwork  was particularly well adapted to the place, a former pediatric hospital that has been discontinued for several years, squatted and damaged, but currently being rehabilitated. It refers to the children sleep light, and instills life into this magnificent abandonned building, auguring its future destiny. The building overlooks the city in the middle of a park, and the white organic pulse was thus visible from dozens of miles around.

During the very popular Fête des Lumières, the visitors could also pulse synchronously with the building, through their smartphones by connecting to the live pulse on internet.

Photos available here.


Conception, artistic direction:  Antoine Schmitt
Curator: aesthetic philosophy
Commission, production: VINCI Immobilier Rhône-Alpes Auvergne
VINCI Immobilier Rhône-Alpes Auvergne
VINCI Energies
Executive production: iMAL
Light engineering : Citeos
Light installation : GL events
Assistant informatique : Florent Deloison
Video documentation shooting and editing : Kristina Ianatchkova

With the precious suport of the Mairie de Lyon (Jean-François Zurawik, Gilles Flouret) and of the Club des Partenaires of the Fête des Lumières (Nisa Lachenal).

Special additional thanks to : Patrick Blancheton, Stéphane Reymond, Sylvie Richard, Franck Patriarca, Bénédicte Boudou, Jérémie, Marie-Laure Delaby, Yves Bernard.

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