RAIN-BOW Variations

Seven Pantone colours

The decomposition of white light established in 1704 by Isaac Newton in his book Opticks, make the 7 colours correspond to the 7 notes of the musical scale. They become the support of future projects of creation, questioning the city and its heterotopy, diversity, queer gestures and the social ecologies of bodies. To explore practices of co-existence and experimentation in the “versatile” urban- and land-scape.

First a rare ephemeral meteorological light phenomenon presenting the colours of the visible spectrum, the rainbow embraces multiple resonances. The reunion of the 7 coloured veils, named Street Pantone because of being as oblong as the tab of a colour chart, makes sense from 2023 after several years performing with each individual monochromatic veil in lycra, on a monumental scale in public space. Six strip veils of 3 x 30 meters and one rectangular green veil of 12 x 7.5 m.

Punctuated by festivals’ graphic charters

2015, Yellow Street Pantone explored the city of Prague (CZ) at the PQ / Prague Quadrennial scenography festival. > Video.
2016, Purple Street Pantone invested the Antigel festival in Geneva (CH) with its graphic charter in purple, which programmed a photo exhibition of 45 installations, taken in the 45 municipalities of the Canton. > Video + Catalogue Pantone February 2016.
2018Blue Street Pantone contrasted with the reconstruction’s white architecture and the modernist cathedral of Royan (F) in the district of Foncillon, for the Month of Architecture. Royan evokes the marine royal blue. > Video. Cité des arts de la rue, Marseille 2021 > Video. Canebière Au Bout la Mer/Bleue, Marseille 2021 > Video.
2020, Sismograf festival with turquoise graphic chart in Olot, Catalonia (E), was canceled but ordered a video during the international lock down > Video. Street Pantone solo was then programmed in 2021 > Video. JEP Lourmarin > Video.
2021, Orange Street Pantone invested the Gamenson Park during Mimos IN festival in Périgueux (F) whose entire graphic history is in orange, maybe due to the ochre of the occitan culture. > Video
2022Sinople (all green in heraldry) piece, co-produced by the Mimos gesture’s arts festival in Périgueux (F), questions how this colour conditions us. It is chosen to use a rectangular format with the same amount of material as for the strips. > Trailer.

2023, Red Street Pantone closes the Pantone series, with a performance on the stairs of Marseilles‘ St Charles train station during the Pride2Weeks > here. Article La Provence, July 20. 2023, Marseille

Creations in progress

April 2024, OPTICKS, a choreographic journey for Le Grand Ménage de Printemps festival’s opening and closing evenings, with 6 performers in Cucuron and Cadenet (Vaucluse, F).

Rain-Bow Stories, creation in progress about the many universal myths, stories and questions raised by the rainbow and the colours of the visible prism.

Opticks, Newton 1704