Darwin, the original
The entire exhibition’s visit is immersed in a dizzying and colourful profusion of illustrations of natural species. They are on different scales, from the real to the imaginary, printed on cut-out panels based on their shapes.
The whole is suspended from a grill and lit by a warm, subdued and theatrical light. Sound extracts that are broadcast from time to time complete the staging. This ‘luxuriant shore’ carries Darwin's spirit and imagination. It provides the visitor with a framework from the entrance queue without being an accessible space. This ‘nature’ can be seen behind curved vertical walls made of stretched black tulle. The visitor moves through a space that seems to have been ‘hollowed out’ in this complex and inaccessible ‘natural’ density. The visit is like a river that one descends while observing the shores. As the visitor moves through the exhibition, they reach cavities dug out of the ‘lush shoreline’. These are immersive and isolated spaces, containing projections and cabinets of curiosities.
Travelling exhibition ’Darwin, the original’
France, Paris 19e
Projectiles, scenograph (project manager)
Wa75, graphic design
Adequat, construction economics
Abraxas concepts, lighting design
Etablissement Public Palais de la Découverte et Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie (EPPDCSI)
DESIGN IN PROGRESS 2015
IN USE from December 15, 2015 to July 31, 2016
© Vincent Fillon