GENRE : Documentary mini-series

CHIMÈRES (Creation - Hybridization - Immersion - Mobilities: Experiments and Research in Stage Writing) is a program supporting writing and artistic experimentation up to pre-production. It offers artists from all fields of contemporary creation (theater, circus, music, dance, visual arts, literature, cinema, design, graphic arts, architecture, crafts, etc.) and creators from other universes (video games, code, virtual and augmented reality, etc.) the opportunity to explore so-called hybrid artistic forms in the sense that they connect the "physical" and "digital" worlds.


A series of capsules has been created by Pierre Cattan at the request of the project's co-holders: the Lieu Unique in Nantes, the TNG in Lyon, the CND in Pantin, and the Espace des Arts in Chalon-sur-Saône.

These capsules tell about the projects currently under development in the most accessible way possible, with the help of François Olislaeger who draws images and poetry that arise from the description of the project during interviews.


The set of capsules forms a kaleidoscope of hybrid creation in the "augmented scene" in France in the early 2020s.

Director: Pierre Cattan

Director of Photography: Thibault Gabet

Illustrations and drawings: François Olislaeger

Editing: Audrey Baudouin

Executive Production: Small Bang

Delegated Production: Nicolas Rosette for Lieu Unique

Chimères Program Coordination at the time of filming:

Dorine Dzyczko - General Directorate of Artistic Creation