Imaginary World of the Nutcracker // Dec 7 - Jan 7

Adrien M & Claire B


The Adrien M & Claire B Company creates digital and living art forms, ranging from stage performance to installations. Led by juggler, artist and computer scientist Adrien Mondot and graphic designer Claire Bardainne, the Lyon based company combines the real and virtual worlds with IT tools that are developed and customized specifically for each installation and performance. Their approach puts the human experience at the centre of technological issues, with a strong visual focus on the body and unique bespoke technologies created in-house. They strive to create living digital art: mobile, handcrafted, short-lived, and responsive.

Transcending the spatial boundaries of stage and the time limits of performance is pivotal to this transformation. In 2011, they wrote the conference-performance “Un point c’est tout” and the digital scenography of “Grand Fracas issus de rien”, directed by Pierre Guillois. In 2013 they created “Hakanaï”, a show for one dancer in an immersive environment. In 2014, they co-signed the performance of “Pixel” with Mourad Merzouki (CCN Créteil and Val-de-Marne/Cie Käfg). In 2015, they created “Le mouvement de l’air”, and were honored by receiving the SACD Digital Creation award of the year. In 2016-2017, they will continue working on upcoming exhibit “Mirages & miracles”. Together, they aspire to create an art of movement to set the human body in resonance with graphic and digital arts. The result is a poetic visual language blending imaginary, real and virtual dimensions while bearing unlimited opportunities for artistic exploration.

XYZT Abstract Landscapes will be then presented at Peabody Essex Museum, Salem MA from October 14th 2017 to April 21th 2018.


Abstract Landscapes
Adrien M & Claire B
Creation 2011 and 2015

Conception, art direction, graphic design and scenography: Claire Bardainne & Adrien Mondot
Computer design: Adrien Mondot
Digital Toolset and sound control: Loïs Drouglazet
Set Design and construction: Martin Gautron, assisted by Charles Boinot
Sound design: Christophe Sartori
Light design: Jérémy Chartier
Exhibition set-up: Loïs Drouglazet, Claire Gringore, Jean-Marc Lanoë, alternating
Technical management: Jean-Marc Lanoë
Technical Direction: Alexis Bergeron
Administration: Marek Vuiton
Production and booking: Joanna Rieussec
Production: Margaux Fritsch, Delphine Teypaz

Adrien M & Claire B

Atelier Arts-Sciences et CCSTI, Grenoble
Espace Jean Legendre, scène nationale de l’Oise en préfiguration, Théâtre de Compiègne
Lux, scène nationale de Valence
Les Subsistances, Lyon
Le Planétarium, Ville de Vaulx-en-Velin
Ville de Tourcoing

Conseil Régional Rhône-Alpes
Conseil Général de l’Isère

Le Pacifique, CDC de Grenoble
Abbaye de Noirlac – Centre culturel de rencontre

The Adrien M & Claire B Company is accredited by DRAC Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes,
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region and is supported by the City of Lyon.