The artists of Chartres in Lights
Spectaculaires, Allumeurs d’Images
Created in 1987, Spectaculaires, Allumeurs d’Images is a company based in Britany, imbued with a real “company” spirit. Their expertise, at the crossroads of craftsmanship, art and cutting-edge technologies, shines the spotlight on the historical, natural and industrial heritage in huge animated light shows.
At a time when video mapping is booming, Spectaculaires sets out its stall with a strategy of research and very active development. For this living art of monumental dimensions, it has designed and developed its own technological methods of multi-machine video projection and sound spatialization
BK Digital Art Company
BK Digital Art Company is a creative studio composed of image professionals in illustration, animation and communication based in Paris and Lyon since 2012. Specialized in architectural video mapping and large format animated images, we design and create animated visual content for the stage, public space, events and participate in brand experiences as well as heritage lighting.
M2.Creative is a digital arts studio, oriented towards audiovisual production, specialized in 2D/3D mapping-video design and scenographic and lighting installations.
"Our multidisciplinary studio is a showcase for several types of creations and know-how: graphic design, 3D animation, light design, sound design, script, scenography, carpentry, AV control. Our language is made of pixels and sound ambiences, 3D movements and writing. For us, mapping is the art of « dreaming another reality ». Driven by the quest for meaning, we like to dialogue with the viewer."
Luminariste was founded by Benjamin Nesme, a lighting and video designer with 15 years of experience in the performing arts.
A graduate of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Techniques du Théâtre, he composes light and video according to the space and the moments to tell a story. A second path leads him to a stained glass creation workshop, where he learns about the encounter between light and glass, the expression of colors, and the strength of contrasts. As a synthesis of these experiences, Benjamin founded Luminariste with the conviction that these skills can be transposed into the architectural and museographic fields.
Find their scenography at the Gloriette quay and wash-house on the banks of the Eure.
Lumière de verre
Lumière de verre is a collective brought together by a passion for glass. Following the stained-glass tradition, it studies and evolves techniques if thermoforming and coloration. Between art and craft, Lumière de verre explores the properties of this material and adapts them for events, artistic creation, architecture and design.
Through glass, Lumière de verre also revisits the origins of photography and cinema, and brings out its organic character, on a large scale: light projection is done through a simple lens complex that lends it a unique quality. Lumière de verre can be found at festivals and evening festivities, and illuminating urban or natural spaces, using a process of memory and spontaneity
Marie-Jeanne Gauthé is a set designer and video designer. With her company Light Motif, she accompanies the shows of great artists and realizes many projections on buildings around the world.
Discover her scenography at the theatre of Chartres.
Camille Gross and Olivier Magermans
Camille Gross is a scenographer and visual designer who specializes in monumental projections and works on various projects around the world. For Chartres en lumières, she collaborated with Olivier Magermans who created the music for the scenography.
Discover their scenography at the Fine Art Museum.
MO-CA is an artist creating book and cover illustrations, computer graphics and unique visual identities for companies or personalized gifts for major life events.
In 2020, she created an illustration representing the city of Chartres which is now projected on the place Billard.
The cooperative enterprise of muralists known as CitéCréation has been creating monumental mural works of all kinds since 1978: murals, decorations, scenographies, urban design, etc. And with all types of content, dimensions, styles and forms. These creations focus on meeting places or discussion areas. Their vocation is to reveal, highlight, and enhance monuments, industrial areas and services, or even whole districts or towns.
As both designer and producer, CitéCréation is happy to bring together architects, landscape designers and other actors in the urban scene, visual artists, illustrators, graffiti artists, lighting designers... And, of course, the local people themselves.
Discover the De Lattre De Tassigny fresco.