Train Fantôme

Macula Nigra & Simon Poligné


From 5 to 8 October, 2023

Thursday & Friday: 01:00 pm to 06:30 pm
Week-end: 10:00 am to 06:30 pm

Théâtre du Vieux St-Étienne

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The brainchild of visual artists and set designers Macula Nigra and Simon Poligné, Train Fantôme is a 3-D luminescent installation. Packed with visual surprises, this model, with its multiple plays on colour, print and light, takes us back to an overflowing funfair.

The piece’s sensitive low-tech touch, coupled with the aesthetic and poetic flamboyance of its staging, transports us into a phantasmagorical world where this miniature ghost train circulates. Inspired as much by Daguerre’s diorama as by the fairground world of the famous attraction of the same name, the installation invites spectators to contemplate this abundant, fantastic and moving optical theatre under UV light.

Plunged into the darkness, faced with this dazzling universe, everyone is tempted to film this fascinating microcosm. The physicality of this miniature funfair, captured in this way, evokes a new perception, oscillating between the real and the artificial, illusion and reality.

In pictures

Train Fantôme, Macula Nigra & Simon Poligné 

Train Fantôme is an original creation by Macula Nigra and Simon Poligné, produced with the support of Superflux and presented by Electroni[k].