Diploma project, ECAL 2016


by Calypso Mahieu

Le Cabaret du Néant is a mysterious place where cynicism and occultism co-existed. Visitors were welcomed in a macabre decor with skeletons, damned souls' sculptures and many other monstrosities. These frightful figures announced the charming peep-shows and performances where people came to test their destiny for one night. 

The cabaret doesn't exist anymore and my work interprets this nefarious place through aesthetic research and a work of stagings where the web media virtualizes this historic place of Pigalle and brings it back to life in the digital age.