By buying the Dunois castle in Beaugency, in Loiret, last year, Anne-Sophie Acomat and Jérémie Bellot, architect and visual artist, found the place tailored to their dreams to open a unique digital art center in France. Driven by the ambition to introduce the public to “Architectural heritage from another angle through immersive experiences”, they are delighted to have already welcomed 7,000 visitors since the opening on July 13.
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Collective member Av-exciters, Jérémie Bellot, past master in the art of mapping, these monumental projections of images or videos which have revolutionized the aging “sounds and lights”, presents some of his luminous creations in tufa stone rooms, polished by centuries of history.
Author of numerous highlights at Strasbourg cathedral, at Clermont-Ferrand basilica until, quite recently, Mont-Saint-Michel abbey, the artistic curator of the 2021 edition of the Constellation festival in Metz has also been able to offer visitors and residents of Beaugency nocturnal projections in the vast paved courtyard.
Showing a desire to cross disciplines and musical repertoires, this couple in their thirties will complete each year, from Easter to All Saints’ Day, the cultural program of the castle with jazz concerts or scholarly music, performances and exhibitions by visual artists. Artists, like the videographer Jesus s. Baptista, have already been invited to exhibit their works in this vast space of 1,500 m2, until November 7.
Reinforced in their project by a promising first season, the duo are now moving forward on new challenges such as the lighting of the hanging garden, which will be conveniently inaugurated on the occasion of the Night of the castles, on October 23. Before joining the “Micro Folie” network carried by the digital museum of La Villette.