"Principle of our geometry" : Light design for Courrèges FW22 show.
Emma Dj asked Matière Noire to accompany him on stage to create an audiovisual work around his project GODRIME. After many experiments on the format of this project, they finally presented a version of it in the auditorium of the new Pinault collection. The installation takes over the whole basement, installing a dialogue with the space and the artworks of the collection. They composed an installation with suspended led screens, laser, light strobes, led panels. By combining these different light mediums and video outputs, their aim was to develop powerful images revealing the experimental and subtly emotional work of the artist Emma Dj.
Set design for Ottolinger SS22 show made of 200 meters of translucent latex.
"Sous-Bois", a permanent light installation for La Cabane, a new stronghold of the Brussels nightlife. Matière Noire made the radical choice to cover the whole club with oak slats, each one of them serving as a reflective surface. The wood reveals the light and thus offers a large atmospheric and abstract scene.
Series of three light objects accompanying the cellist Gaspar Claus and the artist Basile3 throughout their tour "TANCADE". The interaction between the three entities and the artist is then conducted by an automation that triggers light sequences. Several constraints define the object in its radicality and its function, in particular the question of the itinerancy and the technical autonomy of the project. The light is then revealed by a set of aluminum sheets allowing to reveal its form or its environment according to the illuminated faces.
scenography in collaboration with Rémy Briere.
For the release of Dites Safran's EP, the label Man Band entrusted Matière Noire with the creation of a limited edition object allowing to welcome a tape.
Divided between the notion of use and aestheticism, this case is materialized by the creation of a soap. It splits into an organic face suitable for daily use and a receptacle shaped by the counter form of a tape.
Translucent and murky, it is accompanied by a unique fragrance inspired by the warm rhythmics and radical textures in the image of the EP's sound atmosphere.
Located on the first floor of an old ‘hotel particulier’ at 58 rue Charlot, this luminous installation unifies the row of rooms in a straightforward gesture. Each line asserts itself and links to the next thanks to a perfect alignment.
In response to the need of presenting several collections of clothing with different universes, a series of clothes racks underline the architectural characteristics of each room by respecting the composition of the decorative elements. The materials are raw and timeless in order to sketch a strong and legible identity.
Nuit blanche 2020
Created as a reappropriation of a spectrogram, Thirty Loss is an art installation that re imagines the fonction of this tool originally used for visual representation of sound frequencies.
The space reveals itself through the principle of synesthetisia and translates the spectrogram with its intensity, level and temporality.
AFFIX has recently entrusted Matière Noire with the creation of several installations intended to give an image to their podcasts.
The opportunity to start a field of exploration with a series of experiments inspired by the practice of each artist.
The last one invites scenic devices to dance in a synchronized way, offering a sequence between the movement of the body and mechanical actions.
On an urban scale, public transport is a transitory space serving the city. Those who use them fade away and lose awareness of the places they pass through.
Like the service corridors, these non-places, which are only passages, the installation proposes a look at what we do not see, or rather at what we no longer look at, these daily journeys whose banality no longer allows us to appreciate their accuracy.
Initiated by Pierre Dagba, Jules Gorget, and Felix Ward, Matière Noire is a multidisciplinary studio exploring multiple spatial fields.
Matière Noire wants to be free of any sectorial compartmentalization. It is the meeting of architecture, light design, and scenography that feeds their methodology and allows them to approach different dimensions of a project. Their practice combines an intuitive vision of space with a sensitive use of current technological tools.