Since 2016, the Quai des Savoirs has been creating a bridge between art and science. The next exhibition “Lights on the Quai-Réinventer nos sens”, aims to make the public want to be curious.
When arriving at the Quai des Savoirs, visitors can already discover the funny stickers by Petite Poissonne, a street art artist, stuck everywhere. “Words to say it”, texts thrown here and there to think or laugh the passer-by …
A first step in Lumières sur le Quai, a scientific, artistic and popular festival on the theme: “Reinventing our links”, offered by the Quai des Savoirs from October 16 to November 7, 2021. An animation presented yesterday by Francis Grass, deputy mayor in charge of culture and Laurent Chicoineau, director of the Quai des Savoirs. “We hope that this exhibition will return to the public in cultural places after all these less difficult and remove reluctance,” says Francis Grass.
This festival, goes, three weeks, promotes in a festive and quirky way exchanges between the public, artists, scientists, entrepreneurs, authors by putting in place initiatives and creations to imagine another future. “Concretely, this festival takes place in two stages: that of four thematic weekends and that of the week, details Laurent Chicoineau, around workshops led by scientific mediators, artistic teams, photo exhibitions, installations , street performances, lighting of the building, etc. A very dense animation where young and old can simultaneously feed their imagination and find answers to their questions ”.
Take the example of the installation Dissimilarium 02 or how to inhabit the world? This work, signed by the Iranian artist Golnaz Behrouznia and François Donato, author of sound and light compositions, is right up to date with the future of the human species. When the visitor enters the semi-darkness, he discovers five islands of light and “talkers”, mixing 3D printed objects, videos, sculptures, computer data … “In this second version, specifies the artist, the islands apply together, with the walls also, to become the possible of our planet “.
Visitors will discover funny animals in several bucolic sites in the city: Claude Nougaro Gardens, Raymond VI, Grand – Rond. Nothing to do with squirrels or ducks. These animals, created by Adrien M, and Claire B, iconoclastic and jack-of-all-trades artists, can only be observed through an application that you will first have on your mobile. It is then a hidden, strange animal life that the walker will discover over the posters inviting to this treasure hunt course. A festival to discover and rediscover.
Quai des Savoirs, allée Mathilda in Toulouse. For complete information and to book for parties, you can scan the QR Code or download the application from htpp: //lumièresurlequai.fr
The Festival opens with a meeting with sociologist Jean Viard on Saturday October 16 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.