Collapse! | Luc Jacquet | Gallery10, Level 1
Multimedia engineering by: Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle de Neuchâtel
Sound design by: Samy Bardet
Collapse! by internationally-acclaimed French filmmaker Luc Jacquet invites visitors to confront the effects of global warming through an immersive audio experience that transports one to the edge of collapsing ice glaciers in Antarctica.
Advisory: This show is an immersive sensory experience in total darkness with a loud soundscape. It may not be suitable for all audiences, especially visitors who are pregnant, or have spatial or sensorial sensitivities. Visitor discretion is advised. Parents must attend to their children.
About the Artist
Having finished his studies in biology, Luc Jacquet spent time in Antarctica where he discovered the two great passions in his life: images and scientific mediation. His first feature-length movie, March of the Penguins, was seen by 25 million film-goers from all over the world. It received many awards, including the 2006 Oscar for the best documentary feature film. In 2010, he decided to get involved in helping to preserve nature using the emotions provoked by the magic of cinema.
Ice and Sky, his feature-length movie with the eminent glaciologist, Claude Lorius, was screened at the closing ceremony of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. It was part of a programme to raise awareness of the issues connected with global climate change. Luc also designed and produced the popular immersive exhibition Antarctica, hosted by the Musée des Confluences in Lyon.