Produced by Culturespaces and created by Gianfranco Iannuzzi, Renato Gatto, and Massimiliano Siccardi, with the musical collaboration of Luca Longobardi, this new exhibition invites you to explore the unbridled imagination of the animated paintings of Bosch, Brueghel and Arcimboldo. 

From Hieronymus Bosch’s most emblematic triptychs, such as The Garden of Earthly Delights, The Temptation of Saint Anthony, and The Hay Wagon, to Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s remarkable compositions of flowers and fruit, and the village festivities depicted by the Bruegel dynasty, the Carrières de Lumières embraces the fascinating worlds of the great masters who represented these animated scenes of life and the duality of a world shifting between good and evil. Their work shares the same excellent facture and incredible inventiveness. Bosch’s hallucinatory imagination and Arcimboldo’s highly creative and improbable faces are complemented by the joyous triviality of Bruegel’s works, whose many figures are inspired by reality. 

In this new immersive exhibition, which lasts around thirty minutes and includes more than 2,000 digital images projected on a total surface area of 7,000 m2, the Carrières de Lumières will be filled with innumerable fantastical creatures and allegorical figures. These are depicted spontaneously, and some are frightening and others amusing and caught up in comic situations—all these characters are reflections of the viewers. Man’s vanities, spirituality, pleasures, temptations, and vices are all evident in the landscapes painted with an acute sense of detail by Bosch, Bruegel, and Arcimboldo. The show ends with Bosch’s wonderful Garden of Earthly Delights, inviting visitors to enter a phantasmagorical world. The exhibition's soundtrack oscillates between classical and contemporary music, playing, for example, the famous pieces Carmina Burana, by Carl Orff, The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi, reinterpreted by Max Richter, the works of the Russian composer Modeste Petrovitch Mussorgsky, and music by the British rock group Led Zeppelin.

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L’équipe de réalisation

Artistic direction: Gianfranco Iannuzzi
Design and co-production:
Gianfranco Iannuzzi, Renato Gatto, Massimiliano Siccardi
Video animation:
Massimiliano Siccardi, Ginevra Napoleoni
Composition and musical arrangement
: Luca Longobardi

 Gianfranco Iannuzzi est concepteur d’espaces et spectacles immersifs. Il réaménage et réinvestit artistiquement des lieux multiples, en extérieur comme en intérieur. Ses créations sont fondées sur l’image, le son et la lumière utilisés comme medias d’expression sensorielle.

 I would like to offer visitors an alternative cultural experience where they are no longer passive spectators but actively enter the very heart of the artwork, as if the latter were an immense stage and the visitor an active participant in the performance. When I see children playing with the images on the ground or couples dancing to the music at the quarry, I feel we have met our objective.’

Renato Gatto est enseignant de théâtre et assistant metteur en scène. Son approche est centrée sur le lien entre le corps et la voix. Il dirige l’Accademia Teatrale Veneta, école pour la formation professionnelle de l’acteur à Venise. Il enseigne la technique vocale et participe au Projet Didactique du théâtre de la Fenice de Venise.

 

Massimiliano Siccardi est vidéaste et artiste multimedia. Il a développé une activité de recherche et de production intégrant les nouvelles technologies dans les installations et les spectacles. Il travaille sur l’image animée et son intégration dans des performances artistiques et théâtrales.

 

Ginevra Napoleoni une artiste qui concentre sa recherche dans l’art vidéo.  Son travail unie peinture, installations vidéo  et performances artistiques live. Elle crée également des scénographies virtuelles pour le théâtre.

 

Luca Longobardi est pianiste et compositeur. Il a ouvert le langage classique à l’expérimentation électronique. Il compose essentiellement pour la danse contemporaine, les performances artistiques et les installations multimedia.

 

OPENING TIMES  

The Carrières are open every day from 4 March 2017 to 7 January 2018.
January, March, November and December: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
April, May, June, September and October: 9.30 a.m.-7 p.m.
July and August: 9.30 a.m.-7.30 p.m.
LAST ENTRANCE 1HR BEFORE THE CARRIERES CLOSES. 

The cultural book and gift shop is open during the Carrières’ opening hours.  

 


RATES  

Individuals
Full rate: €13
Reduced rate: €10 

Reduced rate for 7-17, students, unemployed, disabled visitors, Education Pass holders - on presentation of valid written proof (less than 6 months).
Free for children under the age of 7, journalists, art historian guides, officials and residents of Les Baux-de-Provence, SNELAC, ICOM and ICOMOS cards holders - on presentation of valid written proof (less than 6 months).

Offer for families
2nd child free from 7 to 17 years old (with 2 adults and 1 child paying). 

 


ACCESS  

Route de Maillane 13520 Les Baux-de-Provence

Carrières de Lumières is located 800 m from the Château des Baux-de-Provence, 15 km north-east of Arles and 30 km south of Avignon.
By road : motorway A7 (exit Avignon), A9 (Nîmes) and A54 (Baux-de-Provence). Free coach park upon presentation of the reservation slip for the Carrières.
By bus : line 59 Saint Rémy de Provence – Arles (from 25 May to 29 September). 
By train : Aix-en-Provence and Avignon TGV stations.
By plane  : Marseille and Avignon airports.

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