Magic Window (permanent location based AR installation) (2019)

Gilles Jobin

Creation on 30 September 2019 at the Aula des Cèdres, Lausanne, Switzerland


MAGIC WINDOW is an augmented reality dance piece designed and created for the Aula des Cèdres in Lausanne. 
The aim of this artistic intervention, which was the subject of a competition, was to offer a project that had no impact on the site, a work that would be temporary for the user but permanent for the site. Augmented reality, thanks to which virtual bodies can be integrated in real space, was right away seen as the medium of choice.
Gilles Jobin imagined abstract dances that would be in tune with the surrounding architecture, like a contemporary, visual supplement to the minimal constructivism of this 1960s architectural piece by Jean Tschumi (1904-1962).
By playing with perspectives and matters of scale, the choreographer sought to compare the size of bodies with that of the building.

Maëlle Méral & Susana Panadés Diaz in Magic Window


Dance Victoria Chiu, Maelle Deral, Diya Naidu, Susana Panadés Diaz, Gilles Jobin, Tidiani N’Diaye
Artistic Director Gilles Jobin
Creative Director Camilo De Martino
3D lead artist 3D Tristan Sliodak 
Developers Cem Koker, Yves Schmid Dornbierer 
AR Technology Jido Maps
Motion Capture & 3D scans Artanim
Motion Capture Embodied Movement Design Studio
Technological integration A-LL Creative Technology
CAD modelling Victor Roy
Graphic designer Tristan Siodlak
Painting Atelier Jeca

Production Cie Gilles Jobin
Choreographic assistant Susana Panadés Diaz
Administration Gonzague Bochud


(all in French)
> Presentation of the renovation of the building
> Magic Window is the winner of the competition for artistic intervention linked to the renovation of the Aula des Cèdres de l’Etat de Vaud.
> Site of Haute Ecole pédagogique du canton de Vaud, 04/10/2019, « Ouvrez une « magic window » en un clic! »
> 20minutes, 30/09/2019, « Bâtiment emblématique des sixties rénové » 
> 24heures, 30/09/2019, « À l’aula des Cèdres, la rénovation est aussi invisible que les danseurs » 
> Espazium, 26/02/2019, « Artistes et architectes: unamour platonique
> 24heures, 10/01/2019, « La collection d’œuvres d’art public du canton prend une belle ampleur »
Presentation  of Magic Window on the official website of State of Vaud