The Morphotrope

Context : Workshop with BNF (French National Library)

Date: November 2020

Tag: Interavtive Design - Electronic

This project aims to valorize a part of the mask collection of the Laboratoire Art et Action kept in the Department of Performing Arts of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Just as the mask does not allow a real metamorphosis of the wearer but gives the illusion of a change to the observer, the zoetrope makes possible the illusion of the movement of images. To activate the strobe lights and see the figures come to life, 4 participants must mask their faces. The idea of creating a participative performance around these two objects - mask and zoetrope - was driven by the desire to make manipulable objects generally condemned to remain behind glass.