The shadow of the vapor


Inaugural installation for the official opening of the ground floor at the Fondation d’entreprise Martell, in Cognac (France).

A large-scale (900 msq), immersive and interactive work of art to pay tribute to the memory of the building and to the fungus named Torula, that used to cover the building before the renovation work started. The fungus feeds off the alcohol’s natural evaporation. Inspired by an animist fiction, Claire Bardainne and Adrien Mondot’s piece uses digital technology to reveal “the shadow of the vapor”.

This site-specific artwork was commissioned by the Fondation d’entreprise Martell. The installation will remain open until October 2019.

Find the music of this project, composed by Olivier Mellano here


Conception, artistic direction  
Claire Bardainne et Adrien Mondot

Computer design  
Adrien Mondot

Sound Design  
Olivier Mellano

Song and voices : 
Kyrie Kristmanson

Technical Direction : 
Raphaël Guénot

Technical management  
Jean-Marc Lanoë

Exhibition set-up  
Ludovic Chemarin, Loïs Drouglazet,
Régis Estreich, Mélina Faka,
Arnaud Gonzalez, Claire Gringore,
Bruno Izard, Jean Marc Lanoé,
Yannick Moreteau, Gregory Pirus,
Julien Reiss, Elvire Tapie,
Antoine Villeret

Atelier W110

Aluminium locksmith   Teviloj

Marek Vuiton, assisted by Mathis Guyetand

Production : 
Margaux Fritsch, Joanna Rieussec,
Delphine Teypaz, Juli Allard-Schaefer

Fondation d'entreprise Martell

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