2022! We’re finally free to walk around!
We’ve taken advantage of that and designed this edition with a spring in our step.
There are sixteen new installations in the Annecy paysages landscape this year.
They include monumental sculptural works, like Jean Denant’s installation along the promenade d’Albigny; smaller but no less meaningful installations, like Ugo Schiavi’s creation in the old embarcadero at the Impérial Palace; landscaped works like Natures en nuances by the architects and designers of Collective R in the square de l’Évêché; and installations that show how we might use public space differently, as Atelier Déambulons, have done by creating a shady place to rest in the stony place François de Menthon.
We are also reactivating 19 pieces from previous editions for your (renewed) pleasure.
That’s a total of 35 installations that reinterpret the city’s natural or built landscapes on an itinerary you can walk or bike.
4 works in augmented reality
Completely new for this edition of Annecy paysages, four virtual works are included in the festival’s itinerary.
Annecy is lucky to have a very high-level digital creativity training center: L’École by CCI – Campus Digital – Gobelins Annecy. It’s also lucky to have a local pool of recently created companies specialized in digital programming and design.
After the Annecy paysages app was created in 2021, we challenged a team of Gobelins students and teachers, as well as Async (Annecy’s innovative digital creation studio), to create geopositioned virtual works that could be viewed in augmented reality via the app on a smartphone.
Thanks to digital technology and the team’s hard work, not only is the chestnut tree growing in the square de l’Évêché again, but the legendary ship Le France, which sank to the bottom of the lake long ago, has resurfaced…
Director, Bonlieu Scène nationale Annecy
Artistic director, Annecy paysages