The docks by night
At nightfall the port comes alive, lit by a thousand fires offering a dance of shadows, lights and colors as imagined by Yann Kersalé.
This permanent light show redesigns the industrial landscape, bringing a new kind of magic to the port. After dusk the port, usually lit by the red and green maritime code, really lights up: bridges, the submarine base, grain silos, cranes...
The opening and closing of locks and bridges, ships entering and leaving, cranes and trucks loading and unloading, the dockers coming and going... The docks by night is a concert conducted by the life of the harbor itself. An analysis of the different activities during the day permits their replaying by night throughout the seasons.
Yann Kersalé, a sculptor of light
Born on the 17th of February 1955 in Boulogne-Billancourt, Yann Kersalé spent some of his childhood in Douarnenez before studying at the Quimper art school. He spent time as a lighting designer, his inventions were quickly adopted by French show business. In 1984 he tried his first experiment on the site of the Caen steelworks. Since then he has lit both natural and industrial sites, such as the port in Saint Nazaire. He hasn't stopped playing with light since.