La tentation de l’espace
The creative team of the Club d’Hauteville was asked by Louis Vuitton to create the scenography for the exhibition La tentation de l’espace at the Louis Vuitton space located on the top floor of the Champs Elysées store, featuring a collection of 20th century works. Two categories of works have been identified; the first grouping together sculptural works (Klein, Crotty, Brillan, Larivière), the second pictorial works (NASA photos, photomontage of Sone and Bertocchi, video of Huyghe, Starck and the Wilson sisters), a single work at the meeting of the two categories (kinetic light sculpture by N. Moulin) allowed the link to be broken. Between matte black and luminous white sequences, we tried to lead the visitor in a path offering particular sensations. It is while getting out of the elevator, padded and soundproofed, plunged in the dark that the public finds itself face to face with the videos of Russian gas pedals filmed by the Wilson sisters. He then wanders through a corridor with luminous walls inspired by the octagonal corridors of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001 Space Odyssey, which Mathieu Brillant also drew heavily on for his special creation. The route creates a long corridor, where in the dark spaces appear photos and video, and in the backlit spaces hang the spheres of Klein and Crotty, punctuated by flashing light locks, indicating the direction of travel. Guest artists: Davide Bertocchi, Mathieu Briand, Russel Crotty, Pierre Huyghe, Yves Klein, Jean Larivière, Nicolas Moulin, Yutaka Sone, Philippe Starck, Virgin Galactic, Jane & Louise Wilson.