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Festival Les Escales - Focus City Cape Town
- July 2016, Saint Nazaire - France

Les Escales is a festival of world music, pop, rock, electro, funk, and all sorts of different genres of music taking place at the port of Saint-Nazaire, France and organized by the association Les Escales. After two years of planning, the first edition of the Festival Les Escales was born in the heart of summer 1992 and every year they chose a focus city, inviting amazing musicians of different genres from that particular city as well as a selection of other international musicians. The festival naturally found its place between the Loire river and the Atlantic Ocean, on the exceptional site of “ l'Île du Petit Maroc(Little Morocco Island)“, on the Port of Saint-Nazaire.

 The festival is held over three days. This 25th edition brought together 42,000 spectators. I got invited to Festival Les Escales again after 2 years and had the privilege to work again with a scenographie team lead by Jean Marc Bernard "Jimmy Paradise".
The 2016 focus was Cape town South Africa.

I designed a custom surface for projection mapping inspired by African masks by using simple geometric shapes. We installed it near a chill-out area in one of the festival’s indoor spaces and created an ambient animation which gave the illusion that the faces on the masks watching the people and making different expressions. The surface was built and installed by Julian Dupont.

Here are some images from the design process >>

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