Le dôme


Place Antonin Poncet, 69002 Lyon
Getting there


By public transports

Subway | A or D Bellcour stop
Bus | C9 and C12 Bellcour-A.Poncet stop
Bus | C10, 5, 35, S1 Bellcour-Charité stop
Bus | C20, 27, 40, S1 Bellecour- Le Viste stop


But also by 

Car | Antonin Poncet or Bellecour paid parkings
Vélo’v (Lyon city bikes) | 2008 Bellecour - A.Poncet station

Dates & Opening hours

 From 20 September to 5 November 2017

Tuesday to Friday, 11am till 6pm
Weekends, 11am till 7pm
Late openings until 10pm, on Friday 29 Sept., 13 Oct.

Closed on Mondays
Closing at 5pm on 24 and 31 Dec. 2017

About it

Buckminster-Fuller's iconic geodesic Radome, will meet with clinamen v2, Céleste Boursier-Mougenot's art work, in the heart of Lyon city. This exceptional dialogue between the works of two major artists is a unique experience to discover on the place Antonin Poncet during the Biennale de Lyon!

Free entrance, open to all

Richard Buckminster Fuller

Born in 1895 Milton (United States), died in 1983

Engineer, artist, architect and visionary inventor, Richard Buckminster-Fuller was the author of many innovations – both theoretical and technical. In the 1950s, he popularized the geodesic dome, a spherical structure that allows a balanced distribution of the structural stress and is easy to build. In the same anticipatory vein, he designed new, aerodynamic modes of transport as well as cheap and ecologically sound designs for individual dwellings that are still valid today. His ambitious, humanistic perspective, which combined design, poetry, science and philosophy, proved to be a major influence in the establishment of alternative com- munities. Buckminster-Fuller's Radome, from the collections of the Pompidou Centre, which houses Céleste Boursier- Mougenot’s artwork, is a perfect example of his desire to combine purity of form with use by the community at large.


With technical backing from CIREME/Meric


Céleste Boursier-Mougenot

Born in 1961 in Nice (France), lives and works in Sète (France)

Having trained as a visual artist and musician, Céleste Boursier-Mougenot redefines the modalities of how a sound work can be transmitted and received. His approach has much in common with the aesthetics of diversion inherited from Dada and Fluxus and also takes inspiration from the Do it Yourself attitude that has spread across the entire New York music scene, from punk to experimental music. Boursier-Mougenot finds musical potential in a highly diverse range of situations and objects, and from them he generates what he describes as living sound forms. Céleste Boursier-Mougenot’s clinamen v2 takes the form of a blue swimming pool, with white china bowls clinking and moving about on its surface and creating a visual and auditory landscape that is both soothing and immersive. The vessels, which float against one another in a circular pool influenced by a slight current, produce a melody similar to that generated by Tibetan bowls. The installation is closely related to the architecture of Buckminster Fuller's geodesic dome and it mutates into a constellation of sound and a remarkable listening experience. 


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