2018 edition
Place Graslin
Daniel Firman

In his sculptural work, Daniel Firman explores questions of movement and gesture. 

His sculptures often incorporate entire bodies, or just fragments, both constructing a presence and playing with spectator perception. Spread over three works – a sculpture, a musical piece, and a film – inside takes over the space inside the theatre. Floating above the orchestra seats and facing the stage, a body made of blown crystal is shot through with the vibrant flow of gaseous plasma that glows and outlines the human cardiovascular system. The fluctuating intensities emitted by the neon gas inside mimic vital activity. This neon sculpture is placed across from a film showing a delicate composition of flux and lights, while the space is charged with an original musical composition using sub – bass frequencies.