The company KompleX KapharnaüM attempts through its projects to transform public space into a scenic space and experiments with different ways of occupying this space. It provokes encounters, blurs borders and re-routes special areas. Migration – Sunshine Architecture is an architectural kit that is deployed in the town or city, reaching out to meet its inhabitants and welcoming different artistic forms into its midst. The structure is equipped with printed photovoltaic surfaces and flexible batteries, making it possible to capture and store energy so that it can be used to serve the activities that the structure houses. Once charged, the battery panels can be moved and used for different activities. The installation explores the idea of energy autonomy but also questions the apparent easy access to energy by offering choices to the spectator: to supply power to a sound system, light up a ball or make a coffee, etc.

The PRESTIGE* residency enabled the company to focus specifically on two materials under development within the scope of this European project: flexible organic batteries and photovoltaic surfaces.

Stéphane Bonnard, joint artistic director of Komplex KapharnaüM 

Research fellows
Antoine Latour, CEA-Liten, Laboratoire Composants et Surfaces Fonctionnalisées — Thibault Gutel, Jérémie Salomon, ingénieur chercheur CEA-Liten / Laboratoire des Composants pour Batterie — Mari Ylikunnari, chercheure VTT Finlande

In residency at the Atelier Arts Sciences.

 rediscover Stéphane Bonnard at the conference « Artistic warming! » at the Auditorium Grenoble INP
Thursday 13 February at 05:30 pm

Rediscover Stéphane Bonnard for the reading of his latest play Ici —  Saturday 15 February at 04:00 pm

migration – Une architecture du soleil is supported by the ministry for Culture and Communication DRAC Auvergne Rhône-Alps, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alps Region, Geater Lyon Metropolis and the city of Villeurbanne. 

The European project PRESTIGE* on new printed materials for which the CEA has brought on board the Hexagone Scène Nationale Arts Sciences, has enabled the Atelier Arts Sciences to set in place an arts sciences residency with the company Komplex Kapharnaüm.

* PRESTIGE is a project funded by the European Union Horizon 2020 programme (Grant Agreement 761112) that gathers together 16 partners from 8 European countries. The project focuses on new materials and their possible applications to meet the contemporary challenges of urban life.

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