Design lifts the veil on the invisible technologies of everyday life
As part of its series of invitations to young designers, the madd-bordeaux is presenting Phenomena, an experimental interactive project created specifically for the museum by Marion Pinaffo and Raphaël Pluvinage.
The modern world is characterized by an ever-increasing complexity that remains invisible and incomprehensible - a labyrinth of waves, sensors, motherboards, codes, algorithms, LCD screens, cell phones… For more than three years, these two designers, winners of the 2016 Audi Talents Awards, have been exploring the laws of physics, digital technology and electronics. At the maddbordeaux, they offer the public an opportunity to experience these scientific phenomena in a series of intuitive, entertaining, user-friendly installations.
Through these experiments, combining design, technology and pedagogy, visitors of all ages are plunged into an engaging sensory realm as they gain an understanding of these invisible complexities and feel their magic.
The exhibition, presented in the former jail, makes these complex abstract phenomena tangible using simple concrete components like metal balls, cardboard and even drops of water. The result is a panoply of forms, colors and materials to be explored.
This project illustrates the museum’s desire to offer a platform for young designers who are pioneering new fields of research in design, graphics, interactivity and digital technology.
Marion Pinaffo and Raphaël Pluvinage
Freelance designers Marion Pinaffo (born in 1987) and Raphaël Pluvinage (born in 1986) both studied at ENSCI - Les Ateliers, graduating with honors in 2013 and 2015 respectively. Their eye-catching, upbeat designs take the form of experiments and interactions with the viewer. Marion’s work draws inspiration from both the history of design and folk art. She likes to produce intuitive recreational objects that elicit the viewer’s involvement and spark the imagination.
Raphaël, an engineer by training, develops projects based on new technologies and seeks to reveal the impact that design has on our lives and our relation to the world. After early professional experience in London working for the Doshi Levien and Superflux studios respectively, Marion and Raphaël joined forces in 2015 for a project entitled Papier Machine. They continued their collaboration through the Te Ataata residency offered by the Embassy of France in New Zealand and won the Audi Talents Awards design prize in 2016. Since then they have completed a string of joint projects, including Île à Gratter (2015), Arcade Poster (2016), Château d’Eau (2017, in collaboration with Juliette Gelli), TamTam (2017) and 100 Meter Stories (2018).
Opening: Thursday November 29, 2018, 7:00 pm
Practical information: Opening hours, prices, guided tour
AROUND THE EXHIBITION
• A series of interactive devices accessible to all
The exhibition proposes to test several devices to better understand the functioning new technologies around us: sensors, touch screens, components electronic, storage, etc.
YOUNG VISITORS / SCHOOL GROUPS / STUDENTS
• Junior opening (6-11 years old) for the Team junior du madd*
Wednesday, November 28 at 2 pm
Preview of the exhibition with the designers followed by a snack
• Christmas Holidays - Cryptography Workshops (6-11 years old) for the Team junior du madd*
Thursdays December 27 and January 3 from 10:30 am to 12 pm
Fridays December 28 and January 4 from 10:30 am to 12 pm
After testing devices presented in the exhibition, the kids are invited to participate in this new workshop designed with Marion Pinaffo and Raphaël Pluvinage.
* Free for members of the Team junior du madd, the young friends club of the museum (membership fee for the the year: 10 €).
Organized by The Friends of the museum association.
Only on registration at 05 56 10 14 05 / firstname.lastname@example.org
• Custom tours and activities for school and student groups
Information and registration at +33 (0)5 56 10 14 05 / email@example.com
Wednesday December 5 at 5 pm
Custom tour and pedagogical thinking
MEETINGS & CONFERENCES
Private exhibition viewing with Marion Pinaffo and Raphaël Pluvinage
Thursday, December 6 at 7 pm
The forthcoming meetings are scheduled from January 2019.
The Thursdays of the museum : conférences program
Mediators are present in the exhibition to help you experiment with the devices. From 11 am to 6 pm during the week except Tuesday, closing day, and from 2 pm to 6 pm during the weekend.
In partnership with the students of the ICART Bordeaux.
Guide booklets in foreign languages (English and Spanish).
GUIDED TOURS IN ENGLISH ON DEMAND
• During school terms:
Saturdays and Sundays at 3 pm
Price: museum ticket + 3 € - No reservation needed
• During school holidays
Everyday at 3 pm, except on Tuesday
Price: museum ticket + 3 € - No reservation needed
All year round: On demand more than 11 people
Prices: 50 € + 3 € per person during the week / 65 € + 3 € per person during the week-end
Registration: +33 (0)5 56 10 14 05 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Curator, scenography and graphic design
Designers Marion Pinaffo and Raphaël Pluvinage – Studio Pinaffo Pluvinage
The museum would like to thank
This exhibition received support in mediation with the students of ICART Bordeaux.
For their fidelity, the museum wants also to thank
Les Amis et le cercle du madd
Le Château Nairac
Le Chapon Fin
Les Crus Bourgeois du Médoc
Les Galeries Lafayette
La société de négoce DIVA