Entertainment: nantes. Charon’s wheel will come alive on the occasion of the Nantes Maker Campus

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After ten days of assembly, the work of the American Peter Hudson is finally ready to come alive. Coming from the famous "Burning Man" festival, the wheel is one of the follies of the Nantes Maker Campus festival from July 8 to 10. She will remain on the machine site until July 31.

This is a favorite of Pierre Ouve, co -author and managing director of the island's machines, in Nantes. A passage to the incredible American festival Burning Man, in 2017, makes it crack for this work. Five years later, Charon's wheel is there, alongside the elephant, for Nantes Maker Campus. The first performance is scheduled for Friday July 8, at 3 p.m.

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Eight American technicians

The work is no longer a surprise. The artist Peter Hudson created it in 2011 for the Burning Man . Straight out of hell, Charon's wheel, one of the artist's six zootropic creations, represents the gondolier carrying souls towards the path of the beyond. Over 12 m high, twenty human skeletons with different expressions and actions, seem to paddle when the wheel comes alive. The monument requires arms with muscles: twelve people, technicians or spectators, must shoot strings to activate it. A spectacle that becomes magical from dark, when 24 seconds illuminate the movement, a stroboscope way.

The wheel of Charon, in Nantes and the Hellfest

although, the sculpture begins its first European tour. Five festivals are planned in two years, mobilizing a special team. "It's a big production. Eight American editors accompany the work, plus a special technician by city of exhibition ", specifies Shannon Riley, producer and manager of Peter Hudson. In France, two dates are planned, both in Loire-Atlantique. “Nantes is our first city. Then we will go to London. In 2023, it will be in Clisson, Hellfest, Paris and Belgium ", enthuses the young woman. The partnership with Ligeriens does not seem to be a coincidence for the artist's spokesperson. "It's fantastic to be here next to these machines. They are similar to our constructions. And at Hellfest, it's the same, it's a whole universe. "

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Vingt squelettes aux expressions différentes s’animent sur la roue de Charon © Ouest-France Twenty skeletons with different expressions come alive on the wheel of Charon

The Charon wheel will remain visible and free of charge at Nantes machines until July 31.

Festival Nantes Maker Campus from July 8 to 10, at the machines of the island, Parc des Chantiers, in the presence of 450 makers. Haraler: Friday July 8, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday July 9, From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday July 10, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. More info on nantesmakercampus.fr; Full price: € 10, reduced price: € 6, family rate (2 adults and 2 young people 6-17 years old): € 25, free for children under 6 and the guide of a person with disabilities .

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